Retro Rebuild Recreates SGI Workstation Demos On The Go

Retro Rebuild Recreates SGI Workstation Demos On The Go

When [Lawrence] confirmed us the Alice4 after Maker Faire Bay Area final weekend it wasn’t obvious how particular the system was. The case is clear and white, adorned solely with a giant pink button beneath a 7″ display with an influence change across the again. When the change is flicked the system boots to show a […]

Suitcase Computer Reborn with Raspberry Pi Inside

Suitcase Computer Reborn with Raspberry Pi Inside

Fun truth, the Osborne 1 debuted with a price ticket equal to about $5,000 in immediately’s worth. With a big 9″ display screen and twin floppy drives (for making combine tapes, proper?) the actual miracle of the machine was its portability, one thing unparalleled on the time. The retrocomputing pattern is to lovingly and thoroughly […]

Windows for Workgroups 3.11 in 2018

Windows for Workgroups three.11 in 2018

It’s been 25 years since Microsoft launched Windows for Workgroups three.11. To make a journey again to the tip of the 16-bit period of working system, [Yeo Kheng Meng] obtained WFW three.11 operating on a contemporary Thinkpad. To make issues tough, a couple of objectives had been set for the venture. Obviously, this wouldn’t be […]

Shirt Pocket Slide Rule: History of the HP-35

Shirt Pocket Slide Rule: History of the HP-35

In a not too long ago up to date put up, [Codex99] has a detailed history of the HP-35 pocket calculator. Unless you’re a sure age, you in all probability don’t assume a lot of calculators. They are low-cost and never very important on this day of cell telephones and PCs. But within the 1970s […]

Diablo Drive Appears To Be Cursed

Diablo Drive Appears To Be Cursed

[CuriousMarc] didn’t suppose it might be a giant deal when a former Xerox worker despatched him an Alto Diablo drive for service. Turns out the drive was cursed — it might destroy every part it touched together with a set of heads and an alignment cartridge. [Marc] and a companion spent two months making an attempt […]

Making Vintage Computing Easy, The Hard Way

Making Vintage Computing Easy, The Hard Way

If you need to not take with no consideration how straightforward and seamless computer systems have turn into, take up classic computing as a interest. If you enterprise down the retro path, you’ll rapidly query how anybody ever obtained any helpful work executed with computer systems, and the farther again you go in pc historical past, […]

Commodore 64 to Raspberry Pi Conversion is Respectful & Complete

Commodore 64 to Raspberry Pi Conversion is Respectful & Complete

We’re massive followers of taking outdated computer systems and giving them a brand new lease on life, however solely when it’s accomplished respectfully. That means no chopping, no sizzling glue, and no gouging out bits to make the brand new pc match. It’s greatest if it may be accomplished in a manner that the unique elements will […]

Milspec Teardown: AH-64A Apache Data Entry Panel

Milspec Teardown: AH-64A Apache Data Entry Panel

It’s time as soon as once more to see how these tax are spent, this time within the type of a “Data Entry Keyboard” manufactured by Hughes Helicopters. This gadget was constructed circa 1986 or so, and was used within the AH-64A Apache. Specifically, this panel would have been positioned by the gunner’s left knee, […]

Core Memory Upgrade for Arduino

Core Memory Upgrade for Arduino

Linux applications, once they misbehave, produce core dumps. The cause they’ve that identify is that magnetic core reminiscence was the first storage for computer systems again within the outdated days and many people nonetheless check with a pc’s primary reminiscence as “core.” If you ever needed to have a pc with actual core reminiscence you may […]