Re: [midatlanticretro] KIM-1
- On Tue, 6 Apr 2010, Barry L. Kline wrote:
> Mike Loewen wrote:I'm not the sort of vintage purist that sees the value in unbuilt kits.
>> I'm thinking about building the SD Systems Z80 Starter Kit I recently
>> acquired. Similar layout with hex keypad, 7-segment LEDs, on-board 2708
>> programmer and Kansas City cassette interface. I need to inventory the
>> parts to see if anything is missing.
> So now you're at the place I was when I found an unbuild Heathkit years
> after Zenith bought them and stopped the kit. Do I enjoy the
> experience of building the kit, or do I keep the kit intact so that I
> can claim that I have an unbuilt Heathkit.
Kits are made to be assembled. I like to play with my toys, I do. :-)
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
>> if you want to run KIM software and see what it was like in the early days of home computers, then the microKIM is perfect. It's also safer to play with since parts are readily available.Also, Vince B. (who makes the kit) is a very nice guy and a good friend to MARCH. We should all support him.