Replica 1 SE Workshop at VCF 9.0!
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Wed Oct 4 06:42:47 CDT 2006
Build Your Own Vintage Computer Replica!
Briel Computers Replica 1 SE Workshop
at the Vintage Computer Festival
November 4, 2006, 10:00pm
The VCF is proud to present yet another Build-It-Yourself experience
at VCF 9.0 this November 4. The Build-It-Yourself workshops are a
great introduction for those interested in learning the art of
computers, programming and electronics, giving them first-hand
experience building and programming their own hardware under the
direction of leading engineers.
In this workshop participants will build the Briel Computers replica 1
SE. The replica 1 is a functional clone of the famous Apple 1, the
computer designed by Steve Wozniak (Woz) and upon which Apple Computer
was founded. It was featured in Wired Magazine's Cult of Mac section
and in the book "Apple 1 Replica Creation" by Tom Owad. The replica 1
SE contains many of the original components of the Apple 1 including
the 6502 CPU and the 6821 PIA.
This workshop will cover the complete assembly of this fun to build
8-bit computer. Some soldering experience is expected but a special,
nearly assembled version will be available upon prior request for
participants with no soldering experience. This workshop is limited
to ten participants, so personal assistance from the instructor will
be available throughout the session.
BONUS: Get your board signed by Woz himself, who will be participating
in the Apple 30th year anniversary celebration at the VCF on Saturday,
This workshop will be conducted by Vince Briel, a computer engineer
from Ohio. Vince is the designer of the Replica 1 and has over 20
years of hardware design experience. Vince manages large computer
networks and spends most of his spare time designing new hardware
Pre-Requisites and Tools
The completed replica 1 kit requires only a power supply, PS/2 type
keyboard and a monitor or television with composite video inputs. A
monitor will be available in the workshop lab for testing built kits
once they've been assembled. Participants should bring a soldering
iron and solder, wire cutters, and needle-nose pliers.
Participants with previous soldering experience will find this kit
relatively simply to complete. For those with little or no soldering
experience, a mostly assembled version is available at no extra charge
upon request when registering.
The entire workshop will run for approximately two hours.
The fee for this workshop is $149.00 (a savings of $10 off the normal
kit price), which includes the replica 1 SE kit. To reserve a spot,
go to the weblink provided below and follow the payment instructions
(via PayPal). Fees should be paid in advance of the course, although
walk-in participants on the day of the workshop will be welcomed.
Inquiries regarding this workshop should be directed by e-mail to
<workshop at vintage.org>.
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