Forgotten PC History
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Sat Aug 9 00:12:30 CDT 2008
On 9 Aug 2008 at 0:39, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> I remember a couple or three hobby kits of one sort or another that were RTL
> in cans. They came with a board but I'm not remembering the orientation of
> the board holes at this point, might've been DIP but we're talking 30+ years
> ago so I'm not sure. I do remember that I had to bend the leads,
> though. :-)
I remember the Moto mWRTL experimenter's pack. Cans, but no boards--
and a fair number of analog suggested applications. RTL was kind of
neat that way--it could swing both ways. If you wanted to make a
microphone mixer using a 4-input NAND gate, you could without much
trouble at all. Probably getting close to 40 years, no?
> > That's the way I did my first IC boards--single-sided PCB, laid out
> > with tape and etched. Hooked the pads together with No. 26 magnet
> > wire.
> > I didn't know any better, but it worked.
> I guess that's what counts, eh?
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