OT-ish: Build-it stuff / elektor
Jos Dreesen / Marian Capel
jos.mar at bluewin.ch
Mon Jun 12 13:35:31 CDT 2006
> Jos Dreesen / Marian Capel wrote:
>>> Whether it is the chicken or the egg, they also have access to better
>>> parts stores (for hobbiest quantities) and excellent magazines. The
>>> magazine Electuur is translated into English and published in the UK
>>> every month as Elector. It has excellent construction articles,
>>> readily available firmware, and even the PCB layout for most of the
>> Elector is indeed recommended.
>> AFAIK it also published the first DIY computer : in May '74 they
>> started a series on a 12 or 16 bit TTL-based computer. That is two
>> months before the Mark-8.
>> Those who like to see something special should check it out : it is a
>> two-address machine, no instructions, but memory-mapped "functional
>> units". It even had hardware based multiply and divide !
> Umm where? A quick google search found nothing.
It is not on the web, and since Elektor is still around, copyright
issues do arise.
You might want to look for the issues from may 74 until january 75 to
have the complete set of articles. They do appear from time to time on
european auction sites.
Look for "elektor", "elector" and "elektuur" (original Dutch version )
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