Re: [midatlanticretro] HOPE demo - back on !!!
- I'm coming, and I've thought of two possible things: One for if I drive in, and one for if I take the train;
I bring a small MAME setup to run off of a laptop. Hacking and old computers are both relevant to this
I've been working on a project that's about halfway done. Now, prepare for my BS on how it relates to vintage computing AND hacking. BS ALERT. BS ALERT. DUCK AND COVER, BS ALERT.
My project not only shows hacking, but also how analog logic and digital logic can work together in harmony. END BS ALERT. I've been working on transforming an electromechanical pinball machine playfield to score and sound on a computer. I've gotten an old playing field, rigged all scoring switches to computer keyboard switches, and gotten proper power flowing to the solenoids and relays to make the flippers flip, the pop bumpers pop, and the lights light. Now its just a matter of programming the score keeper. I'm using an AT keyboard, so it could conceivably work with an IBM PC/XT/AT. At first I was going to use VB, but I think plain old BASIC will work just as well.
On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 11:23 PM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89@...> wrote:
We could bring the 8. Its too heavy for someone to walk off with :)On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 10:46 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
Good plans, Bill!
I have no idea what to bring (other than MARCH flyers) especially if I'm
train-bound (Miatas and NYC driving don't mix.)
Perhaps our Apple //c -- it's small. But not terribly interesting...
Obviously I would love to bring our Altair. But nervous about transporting
that, especially on the train and up and down the escalator at Penn
I'm even going to JOKE about bringing the PDP-8. :)
Bill, you always have good ideas, what obvious choice(s) from the museum am
From: B. Degnan [mailto:billdeg@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 10:12 PM
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If the parts I need arrive in time, a UNIX PC by AT&T with a copy of the
banned 911 docs described in "The Hacker Crackdown" book.
If they don't I have no idea, but it will be "vintage hacker" related. I
am going to try for a relevant to both HOPE and vintage computing theme, we
Here's a fall back plan - vintage techniques for making backup copies of
copy protected software.
At 09:52 PM 7/6/2008 -0400, you wrote:
>So far it's me, BillDegCo., and Sridhar. Anyone else?
>What time should we meet there? HOPE runs 24/7...
>What are we all bringing?
>I can bring a few things from the museum if necessary.
>From: Evan [mailto:evan@...]
>Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 1:37 PM
>Subject: [midatlanticretro] HOPE demo - back on !!!
>I traded some email with a representative of The Last HOPE this
>morning. MARCH will NOT have to pay for access to the conference on
>Saturday, July 19. So, we're back on! Let's have a Trenton-style
>presence there, minus the PDP-8.
>Who can commit to going that day? HOPE needs me to supply names as
>soon as possible.
>Yahoo! Groups Links
Yahoo! Groups Links
- Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Let's all plan to meet at the hotel and start setting up around 10am.Evan,
> We'll stay there .... late into the night.
> People going, what they're bringing:
> Me (Evan) - C-64 to give away, MARCH flyers, etc.
> BillCo. - Unix PC, cables/floppies for the C-64
> Sridhar - ???
> Chris L. - ???
> Joe G. - MAME (please confirm that)
> Bryan P. - (I forget, are you going?)
I am sorry, but I will not be able to make it..
> Anyone else?
> I'll forward these names to our HOPE contact.