I have taken an inventory of the things I would like to pass on etc.
1.) PDP 11/73 DECDatasystem Containing the following:
a. 2X RD52; 1X RD53; 2X RL02; 1X TS05.
b. 2X BA11 type Chassis, containing:
i. M8190; M8067; Something unreadable; M7957; M7504; M3104; M7198; M8061: M9404
ii. M9405; M7555; M7513
c. Complete Orange wall of Docs for:
i. RSX 11M PLUS V 3.0
ii. MicroPower PASCAL v2.4
iv. FORTRAN 11
d. Software, Approx 15 RL02 Drive Cartridges and mucho tape
2.) VAXStation 4000 VLC Includes:
a. Keyboard & Mouse
b. 2X CD Drives and Caddies
c. 2X SCSI External Storage
d. 1X VR290 Monitor
3.) VXT 2000 Includes Keyboard, Monitor and Mouse
4.) Infoserver 150
5.) VT420 & Keyboard
6.) Box 'O' Qbus cards Contains:
a. 3X Prototyping cards, includes some Qbus drivers
b. M8189; M7606; M3104; M8639; M7676; M7676; F094; adac; M3106; M7546; M7607; M7607; EMULEX QD211
7.) VT125 Complete
8.) VT101 Complete
9.) LetterWriter 100
10.) Tektronix 4105 Complete
11.) Tektronix 4105A Complete
12.) HP 7475A Pen plotter
13.) 2X RA90 Disk Drive Units
14.) AlphServer DS10 Includes keyboard, Mouse & Disc farm (6X 4.3Gb Drives)
15.) New, In Box Qbus Modules, as follows;
a. 93 08036 Music Board (never could find any info on this. It's a Qbus with phono plug outlet.)
b. A026 ADC/DAC Board
c. M3104 DHV11
d. M7607 Falcon Board
16.) MicroPDP11 in Deskside Box
17.) Hitachi ESDI 515-78 to go with the Emulex board.
19.) MicroVAXII Includes 1X TK50; 1X RD53. Bare cassis only
20.) SCSI Storage expansion (1X TK50 & 1X Disk)
21.) 1 empty MicroPDP Chassis
22.) 1X Mini chassis (BA11) containing;
a. MENTEC M90 Not sure about this, as its difficult to extract anything meaningful from the board. Definitely Mentec and definitely a J11.
b. M8639; M9047; 2X Homemade I/O Boards.
23.) VAX 6000-440; Contains all the usual plus, Infoserver 1000 3X CD Drives & 2X RA90 Drives.
24.) SG Personal Iris 3D/30 including a full set of binders for IRIX
All this stuff was fully operational last time I turned it on. Again, Items are for local pick up only (Madison, WI). Donations would be gratefully received but are entirely optional. I would like to keep the systems intact as much as possible. I will begin local advertising in about a week or so.
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My friend who works with non-profits tells me that "Computer Graphics
Museum" is too boring for fundraising. He wants me to come up with an
alternative name that we can use.
I'm open to suggestions. The point is to have a catchy name that
(for instance) school kids will remember from their visit, or that
will catch the eye/attention of donors who don't necessarily know
anything about computing history.
If your name is selected and you're in the continental US, I have a
C=64 demoscene DVD I will award to you.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline" -- DirectX 9 draft available for download
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> There was a lot of speculation that the new machine would be 68000
> based. ? ?Shortly before the 5150 escaped, IBM came out with their
> rather cool CS9000 lab computer using the 68K and that just raised
> the anticipation.
The 9000 series was announced almost a year after the 5150 was (June
82 / August 81).
I'm planning to make a board run of my PS/2 KB to serial/parallel adapter:
I'm wondering if anyone who might use the item has any suggestions prior
to my committing the design to the PCB fab house?
* Among other things, rs232 signalling are TTL levels. Is that an
issue? (I'm not sure how to add a level shifter without expanding
the board size.
* The board offers 24 pin DIP footprint and 2x12 headers for
* The PS/2 connector is on the edge of the board, but can be wired up
via pigtails. Is that OK?
Any suggestions welcome. I am hoping to offer the board in PCB form,
and in finished programmed form. I think the finished option would be <
$20.00, if that makes any difference.
brain at jbrain.comwww.jbrain.com
I have a friend that needs this set up to test some Hard Drives
and get his system going. Anyone out there that have a Floppy
that they could image with image disk and send me.
g-wright at att.net
Remember doing exactly that 25 or so years ago. Wrote some process control
software; CGA monitor on top of the PC and the MDA monitor hanging from
roof of the factory floor displaying bundling information. Machine control
parallel port which required a tiny bit of assembler but the rest was
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Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:57:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeff Jonas <jeffj at panix.com>
To: cctech at classiccmp.org
Subject: Tony Duell's maxed out 5160 and PDP
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replying to ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell)
>> Nice! There's been a resurgence in appreciation of the "classics".
> The 5160 I just mentioned with 4 floppy drive
How did you accomplish that?
- a controller that honors all 4 drive selects, not just 2
- primary & secondary disk controller
- Compaticard or other disk controller
at "non-standard" address & IRQ?
My pre-PC systems (mostly Z80 CP/M)
all support 4 floppies per the original specs.
But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, the PC's "cable twist" ruined that,
limiting things to 2 floppies and 2 hard drives per controller.
Not 'till SATA have we been able to un-do that mistake :-(
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, as Chuck said, you've obviously lived a sheltered life; the
PC & XT supported 4 drives just like your Z80 CP/M boxes, and instead of
"ruining" anything, the "cable twist" actually permitted running only one
motor at a time instead of needlessly spinning and wearing out the idle
disks (since most 5 1/4 drives did not have head load solenoids).
As to hard disks, how many of your Z80 CP/M ST412/506 hard disk controllers
had provisions for more than two drives?
As to other interfaces I think SCSI and IDE (PATA) both allowed more than
two drives per controller and predate SATA by quite a bit...
My friends and I are restoring a PDP-12. It is in quite good condition
but we are hunting down some errors in the CPU. We have engineering
drawings but we would like to manufacture a new flip chip, M161 to be
specific, That would be simpler and more "authentic" if there was
Was there ever layouts published? Or has somebody taken it upon the to
I've been digging looking for things, and came across this unit. It
looks like a RK11-D, 4 slot hex backplane with 4 quad boards in it.
Any body know for sure? Any body need one? zip 61853, IL.
I collect, among a lot of other things, old microscopes, and almost
anything Zeiss. I have a dozen or so of various companies and styles,
including stereo zooms, available if anyone is interested. zip 61853,