Old Computer Collecting vs Electronics Building
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 06:07:49 CST 2006
On 2/3/06, Tim Shoppa <shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com> wrote:
> I suspect you mean "PC board" :-(. Try building a radio on a breadboard!
> Screw down the transformers, octal sockets, etc., just like they did 50
> years ago.
Two years ago, I built a COSMAC Elf right out of the pages of the
1977-1978 Popular Electronics articles, on perfboard, down to the 1861
'Pixie' chip. The most modern facet of my implementation was that I
couldn't find a 74L00 for the clock divider, so I happen to have a
1970s TTL part in there at the moment.
Some of those old projects can be hard to find parts for (especially
the RTL-logic-based projects from the early 1970s), but there's plenty
of material to work from there.
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