HP 85 and std bus (was PC PUG of Delaware)
thanks. You're correct, that's a picture of my HP 85. It's got
visicalc tape and maybe one or two more with manuals. In the process
of repairing the capstan rubber (the thing that pulls the tape along)
I accidentally broke the pin that holds the capstan mechanism in
place. As a result I need either a new pin or a replacement of the
entire tape system. If you (or anyone reading this) has a broken
HP 85 that you don't have use of, perhaps you could bring for sale
at the swap meet, (date??). Other than that problem the HP 85 computer
works great. I have not messed with it for a while. The BASIC is
a little different. Interesting machine.
I forgot about my standard bus collection, these I will bring to
the swap meet for sure, it's all 80188-era stuff. It looks like
you have a lot of the same things I do. Have you ever built a system
with std bus? I know only what I have read about it.
>1) Your site has a photo of some kind of HP desktop computer with a
>small monitor. Looks like an HP 85 or thereabouts. What's your
>interest in those? I have a few around...
>2) Also your site has a section on STDbus cards with photos. Check my
>Web site, I have a bunch of these myself...
>Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA