RE: [midatlanticretro] KIM-1, It Lives....
- Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 03/01/2012 07:52 AM, Bill Sudbrink wrote:Well spotted! Yes, that's exactly what it is (well, 3012 (I assume
> > As messy bench is a sign of a clean mind:
> > http://wsudbrink.dyndns.org:8080/images/cromemco/bench.JPG
> > http://wsudbrink.dyndns.org:8080/images/cromemco/bench2.JPG
> Hey, is that a Tek TDS3102 up there? If not, it's damn similar.
3102 is a typo)). It's not half bad for a digital scope. If you
look closely through the probes dangling from the tool crane, you
can just make out the Sparkfun O-Clock. The 3012 can "do" the O-Clock
in X-Y mode with almost no sampling artifacts. You may notice the Nec
flat screen monitor to the right of the 3012. My 3012 has the VGA
out option. The nice big display is a lot easier on my rapidly aging
eyes. I also have a Tek 2465A analog scope but its NOVRAM battery is
shot so it is total out of cal. It's still good enough to use as a
vector display and I will be bringing it to VCF this year for that
purpose. Next to the 3012 is an Arium ML4100 logic analyzer. Below
the ML4100 is a Fluke 9010A, next to that is a really nice 2MHz function
generator and on top of that is a totally shot Fluke multi-meter.
Actually, the Fluke meter is now gone. I was just given a nice shiny
new M9803R bench meter for my birthday last week. Big, clear, back-lit
LCD display (again, easier on the eyes) plus a freq counter, rudimentary
capacitor tester (not ESR )-:), audible continuity tester and a bunch of
other bells and whistles I haven't played with yet. Top left, you can
just see my Bug-Trap (a _VERY_ useful tool). Next to it is a MITS
generic TTL IC tester (not really so useful but I keep it around because
it's MITS). Next to that is my UV EPROM erase lamp and scattered in
amongst everything up there are various dummy loads (car lights, etc.)
on wires with alligator clips and the like for testing power supplies.
To finish the tour, on the bench itself is my Topmax universal programmer
and the Toshiba Libretto 110ct I use to run it. Oh, there are a couple
of generic 300 watt micro-ATX power supplies bolted to the board hanging
on the underside of the middle shelf and finally my trusty Pace ST45
soldering iron. One thing missing from my bench is a good desoldering
tool. There is a nasty old solder sucker and a big spool of solder wick
in the drawer under the bench.
- On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 05:38:44AM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
>They have gone up a little since I got mine for $20 9 years ago.
> I'm jealous of your 611. I have a "parts" 611 here, raped of several
> components and the covers. I missed out on a complete one on eBay last
> week; I was very disappointed about that.
> Have you done anything interesting with yours?Its been to VCF. I demoed it in store and non-store mode. The deflection
isn't fast enough to keep up with the AX08 without some delays so I also
brought another monitor that worked better for space war. I can't remember
what I was drawing in store mode. It may have been spirograph type patterns.
I may bring a RM503 this year since that a good period display for
My 547 and teletype made it on TV for 8 seconds.
http://www.pdp8online.com/asr33/asr33.shtml (after the table)