Altair 8800 reproduction
gregory.beat at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 14:02:29 CDT 2020
Grant moved shortly after this Kit offering, over a decade ago.
That kit is OVER (Grant no longer offering).
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Grant special ordered the metal fabrication, at that time, from the original metal fabricators (Optima, $$), who have gone thru mergers & off-shoring.
Mike Douglas looked into that chassis possibility — but was cost prohibitive (>$300).
Mike Douglas offers BOTH the Altair Clone (you referenced) AND
the Altair 8800c Kits (November 2018). This case he had fabricated is a close look-a-like, but Lighter in weight. Still the case alone is $300 .
This case does not have the internal Optima sub chassis (weight) and rails.
Suggest you look at Mike’s multiple vintage computer offerings (web site) AND
His YouTube Videos (deramp5113). Here is the Altair 8800c, shown November 2018
From: Tom Hunter <ccth6600 at gmail.com>
To: "General Discussion” <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Altair 8800 reproduction
About 10 years ago Grant Stockly in Anchorage Alaska produced high quality
MITS Altair 8800 reproductions in kit form. The website still exists:
I have tried to contact Grant but did not get a reply. Does anyone know if
these kits are still available? Is Grant on this forum?
Alternatively is somebody else making complete Altair 8800 kits? I have
found people making individual boards but not a complete kit.
There is also the Altair 8800 clone which is based on a PIC microcontroller
emulating the entire original Altair 8800. It is cute but not the real thing.
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