SWTPC6800...Re: SWPC Digi-Vista Nixie Clock

Dan ragooman at comcast.net
Sun Sep 11 06:51:41 CDT 2005


I remember reading about that project too back then. My old brother had 
that mag and I would always borrow it. I just dug out my SWTPC 6800 
(both) from the garage this past summer. An old buddy let me have these 
way back after he was tired of it. This also came with the docs and a  
bunch of boards too. I hope I can ping some questions to you when I'm 
working on this. Right now, I'm getting our Altair 680b he bought back 
then restored plus some other machines. I'm trying to get these ready in 
time for VCF East 3 in NJ.


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Michael Holley wrote:

> I finished my Nixie tube clock. (My first try at this was around 1971.)
> http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/PopularElectronics/Dec1970/PE_Dec1970.htm
> I could not figure out how to wire the tens of hours module to the 
> hours module. The magazine article was very vague and even misleading 
> about that.
> So one night I sent an email to Gary Kay, the designer, and the next 
> morning I had a response. How is that for tech support 35 years after 
> the fact?
> Gary Kay later designed many of the SWTPC 6800 computer systems.
> http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/History/Gary_Kay.htm
> http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/BYTE/BYTE.HTM
> Michael Holley

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