What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 10 21:00:13 CST 2017
You reminded me of two other interesting things:
One is an early development system for the I4004.
Includes a SIM4-01, MB-410 and MP7-03.
I've actually written some code for it. Blowing 1702As by
the serial 110 baud is about 7 minutes. I wrote code to do
a standalone copy of another EPROM that runs in 2 minutes.
That of course is I4004 code.
I also have a NC4000 Forth computer that I've connected
a 5Meg had drive to and two 360K floppy drives. I used parts
from old XT computers, found at surplus shops. I am able
to recompile the entire Forth operating system in less than
15 seconds with the old MFM hard drive as source.
From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of Chris Elmquist <chrise at pobox.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:47:34 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts; Chuck Guzis
Subject: Re: What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?
On January 10, 2017 5:29:00 PM CST, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>On 01/10/2017 02:09 PM, Andy Cloud wrote:
>> Hi Everyone!
>> I thought this would be an interesting question to ask around -
>> What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?
>> For me, personally, I have a Altair 8800!
>> Looking forward to hearing your answers
>That's a tough one. A 1401 core plane? Some CDC 6000 "cordwood"
>modules? Two Durango F85s, complete with 14" Shugart hard drive?
>Got a couple of boards that I don't even know the provenance of.
>PSU diodes and heatsink from a STAR 1B?
ETA-10 CPU board?
The star off the front of one of those STAR machines
Two mag tapes from Univac I. They are 8" dia, steel and weigh about 8 lbs each ;-)
Two i4040 engineering samples (that work)?
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