Amiga 2000 Emergency Repair

Amiga 2000 Emergency Repair

Big corporations spend small fortunes on ensuring their computer systems keep working and that they are often repaired shortly in an emergency. You wouldn’t anticipate an emergency restore on an Amiga 2000, although. [RETR-O-MAT] purchased an Amiga 2000 that did boot, however was recognized to have a leaky battery on the motherboard. He wished to […]

There’s A Computer In This Hard Drive

There’s A Computer In This Hard Drive

Throughout the historical past of private computer systems, there are some distinctive kind elements. The 3com Audrey was offered as a computing equipment, meant to take a seat on a kitchen counter, to show recipes or one thing. For some motive, Macs have been cubes as soon as, and it truly wasn’t a foul machine. […]

How Etak Paved the Way to Personal Navigation

How Etak Paved the Way to Personal Navigation

Our current “Retrotechtacular” function on an early 1970s dead-reckoning car navigation system stirred a reminiscence of one other pre-GPS resolution for the query that had vexed the motoring public on highway journeys into unfamiliar areas for many years: “Where the heck are we?” In an age when the tattered stays of long-outdated paper roadmaps have […]

ESP8266 Home Computer Hides Unexpected Gems

ESP8266 Home Computer Hides Unexpected Gems

With a BASIC interpreter and free run all through their , house computer systems just like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 was once a pervasive approach to gentle that hacker fireplace. With the arrival of low cost single board computer systems just like the Raspberry Pi, units goal constructed to emulate these basic programs […]

VCF East XIII is Right Around the Corner

VCF East XIII: Another Day in Retro Paradise

While the climate alternated between mist and monsoon for many of it, the thirteenth annual Vintage Computer Festival East was nonetheless an enormous success. People got here from all around the nation, and certainly the world, to point out off computer systems and tools that was simply older than a lot of these in attendance. […]

Refurbishing A DEC 340 Monitor

Refurbishing A DEC 340 Monitor

Back within the “good old days” film theaters ran serials. Every week you’d pay some pocket change and see what occurred to Buck Rogers, Superman, or Tex Granger that week. Each episode would, in fact, finish in a cliffhanger. [Keith Hayes] has began his personal serial about restoring a DEC 340 monitor present in a […]

Raytheon’s Analog Read-Only Memory is Tube-Based

Raytheon’s Analog Read-Only Memory is Tube-Based

There are some ways of storing knowledge in a pc’s reminiscence, and never all of them enable the pc to put in writing to it. For older tools, this was usually a bodily limitation to the itself. It’s simpler and cheaper for some reminiscence to be read-only, however in the event you return actually far […]

VCF East: Cactus, Retro Because it Wants to Be

VCF East: Cactus, Retro Because it Wants to Be

Among the rows of digital dinosaurs, one blinking entrance panel stood out. It definitely appeared the a part of a retro pc; with banks of blinking LEDs and multicolored paddle switches. But upon nearer inspection, the laser reduce picket entrance panel betrays the truth that this machine is an impostor. It might have the looks […]

Marvel at Soviet-era Smart Display’s Tiny Size

Marvel at Soviet-era Smart Display’s Tiny Size

The Soviet-era 490IP1 LED. The digit is a mere 2.5 mm in peak. Pictured with the Texas Instruments TIL306. [picture: industrialalchemy.org] It’s simple to imagine that older elements will likely be much less built-in and bulkier than we would in any other case count on. Then one thing appears forward of its time, just like […]

Restoring an Atari 800 XL that’s Beyond Restoring

Restoring an Atari 800 XL that’s Beyond Restoring

Sometimes the easiest way to get a hacker to do one thing is to inform them that they shouldn’t, and even higher can’t, do it. Nothing evokes the inquisitive thoughts fairly like the concept they’re heading down the highway much less traveled, if for nothing else to say that they did it. A thrown gauntlet and […]