Fischer Technik and similar logic-enhanced toys (was Re: OT:Language for the ages)
henk.gooijen at oce.com
Wed Oct 19 01:19:40 CDT 2005
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> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Ethan Dicks
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> Subject: Fischer Technik and similar logic-enhanced toys (was
> Re: OT:Language for the ages)
> On 10/19/05, Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > > Real nerds use Fischer-Technik.
> I saw that stuff in the early 80s and couldn't come close to
> affording it.
> > Fischer Technik has gone down spectacularly since I was a
> kid. In the
> > old days there were fairly simple elecrronic modules (alas so
> > expensive that I couldn't afford enough of them) -- things like a
> > double pole changeover relay, analogue voltage comparator,
> AND gate,
> > OR gate, flip-flop, monotstable, etc.
> I remember that stuff - in particular, I remember enough
> logic for an elevator controller and a traffic light.
> I'd _love_ a way to home-brew some sort of snap-together logic toy.
> For that matter, I'd love a way to make something like a DEC
> Logic Lab from stuff around the house (i.e. - a 2 sq ft board
> covered with logic and plug points)... One could use banana
> jacks, etc., for the interconnects, but at retail pricing,
> that would start to add up to real money real fast.
Oops, I feel stupid. I was watching this site for months to find out
*now* that at the lower right side there are links to older versions.
See "Virtual Breadboard Legacy Versions Home " with links to 1.2 and
1.0. When you click the "1.2" link you get a page which also has
tutorials. Going to check that out ...
- Henk, PA8PDP.
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