What is the most amount of money you've spent on a computer or computer-related item?

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Fri Jan 13 18:07:46 CST 2017

On 01/13/2017 04:52 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
> On 2017-01-13 7:24 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> On 01/13/2017 12:16 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
>>> On 1/13/17 10:05 AM, Toby Thain wrote:
>>>> AUD $25,000 for a Linotype L100 PostScript imagesetter 
>>>> (used).
>> I have a laser photoplotter I built a long time ago to 
>> make circuit
>> board artwork.  It does 1000 x 1000 DPI via a raster 
>> process, wrapping
>> the film around a drum.  After moving all the conversion 
>> software over
>> to Linux, it occurred to me that it might not be hard to 
>> convert some
>> raw pixel image format produced by one of the PostScript 
>> converters to
>> the format for my photoplotter.  it was about a one hour 
>> exercise to get
>> it working!
>> Not exactly a one button operation to get images, what 
>> with all the
>> darkroom processing, but I might use it some day.  I 
>> mostly use it now
>> to make solder stencils for board manufacturing.
> I remember you mentioning on the list before. Would make a 
> nice hackaday writeup :-)
Oh, geez!  I'm terrible at documenting my own stuff!  I do 
have a page on my web site about it.

hack - a - DAY??  It took me about 10 years to go from first 
tinkering to a working machine.


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