Boston trip? Was: RE: [midatlanticretro] oscilloscope wanted
- More about this... I just spoke with someone at Harvard's History of Science department, and she said the Mark 1 is on public display. She also said they are about finished with five years of organizing a "historical scientific instruments" collection which also includes some computer things, and that they might be able to give us a private tour -- they couldn't promise yet.MIT's Lincoln Lab is not open to the public, but another place we could visit is You-Do-It Electronics. YDIE is as big as a Home Depot and it's got two floors of nothing but electronics gear. A truly awesome store. Bring your credit cards. :)I'm thinking that a Friday/Saturday trip might be ideal (because the Harvard stuff probably is closed on weekends). I lived in Cambridge as recently as one year ago, and plenty of other MARCH'rs have lived up there too, so getting around will be second-nature. Hell, the bartenders in Central Square probably will remember my name!Anyone up for this in August or September? That's enough time to plan, but before the New England winter hits.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Evan
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 1:00 PM
Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] oscilloscope wantedI used to go regularly, up to about a year ago, when I moved back to New Jersey. There are typically a handful of people selling vintage things. Mostly that is just PC junk, but once in a while, you find something really interesting.Of course, if people have never been to the swapmeet at all, then going for the first time is quite an experience. This is MIT, remember, and sometimes the usual rules do not apply. :)If enough people are interested, we could postpone the DC-area field trip plans, and focus on the New England instead -- the swapmeet, MIT museum, Rhode Island Computer Museum, and I think there is a Mark 1 at Harvard. There is also a generic tour called "Innovation Odyssey" that covers computers and several other things around Boston/Cambridge.Evan, have you been to the MIT flea market in recent
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Chris M
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 2:32 AM
Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] oscilloscope wanted
times? It's been probably 7 or 8 years for me, and I
was wondering if much vintage stuph shows up there.
--- Evan <evan947@...> wrote:
> If you feel like driving, visit the Flea@MITsometime:
> to find a decent used22 East in
> oscilloscope there!
> Or check out my favorite shop, Greenbrook
> Electronics, on Rt.
> Dunnellen (Greenbrook?), NJ. They aren't cheapbut
> the selection is goodknowledgeable.
> and the staff is very
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Of billdegSent: Monday, June 27, 2005 10:35 PM
> Subject: [midatlanticretro]oscilloscope wanted
> I am trying to save some old disk
> a Commodore SFD-it's worth spending some
> 1001 drive. I believe that
> $$, I have enoughit worth while. I have taken
> dead drives to make
> cleaning andprograms to the limit, it's time to try
> something else. Iwant to learn how to align disk drives with an
> Anyone looking to sell an oscilloscope (that works)
> There are a lot for sale on ebay, not sure what
> need exactly, beingwant to over spend
> only a pseudo-engineer. I don't
> and I don't needonly be using the scope on
> anything new because I'll
> hardware olderAny suggestions? Thanks for you
> than 20 years.
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