MASSBUS disk emulator (Was: Unibus controller for MFM disks)
pontus at Update.UU.SE
Tue Oct 18 00:58:03 CDT 2016
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:20:58PM -0400, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Ian S. King
> >> Does anyone know anything about the status of the plans to open-source
> >> it?
> > I've made some inquries, stay tuned....
> OK, thanks!
> >> Can you briefly describe what it was?
> I'm still curious about what it was: was it a stand-alone board with a
> separate power supply, or did it plug into some sort of backplane? Did it use
> something like SD cards for storage? And what was the MASSBUS connection
> like: a set of 3 Berg headers into which one plugged the flat cables, or was
> there some oddball connector that wound up connected to a standard MASSBUS
I recall seing a picture of it long ago in someones online album. It was a
separate 19 inch box a few RUs high with at least one pcb and a jumble of
wires :) Obviously in some sort of development stage and I'm not sure it
was working at that point.
I think it might even be the compaq rackbox shown here:
Of course this is just speculation :)
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