Looking for a PERQ
derschjo at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 11:12:32 CST 2015
On 12/9/15 7:54 AM, tony duell wrote:
>> I rescued one for VCFederation museum two years ago.
>> I was just looking at it this weekend. It needs a keyboard and mouse I
>> believe. I remember there was a guy in Texas who had a few, never heard
>> the full story though.
> That's a PERQ 1 (or 1a, the difference is in the CPU board), The keyboard and pointing
> device for a PERQ2 series machine are very different.
> The PERQ1 uses a standard Summagraphics Bit Pad 1 as the 'mouse'. It has to be the
> GPIB version, and connects to the GPIB port on the PERQ. There was going to be a
> special mouse known as the 'Kriz tablet' but AFAIK it never existed.
The Kriz tablet definitely existed, I have half of one (it's the "mouse"
portion, it basically looks like a Hawley mouse without the ball). The
device is supported in the Z80 code, PERQ microcode and POS software.
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