I have a couple of HPIB cables available at $15 the pair, shipped.
1 HP10833A ~42"
1 HP92220R ~12"
The 92220R has a right-angle connector at one end and the usual
straight connector at the other. (I wonder if the 'R' indicates
a right hand connector?)
First come, first served.
This is a belated response to a post you made here:
happened upon it while doing a 'for fun' search on the net for anything
doing with good ol' Century Data, my employer when I was young. Couldn't
resist responding to the post, even if it was half a year late!
The exerciser that you have is/was for the Trident series of hard disk
drives (predecessor to the Marksman). I was the main (in fact, pretty much
the ONLY) technician at Century Data/Calcomp, for these exercisers back from
the late 1970's to the mid 1980's, when they were phased out. I retired in
Have fun! (BTW, where'd you find one of these dinosaurs??)
Every so often, a discussion of Tiny BASIC appears around here. I was curious about one of the very first versions of Tiny BASIC, the 8080 implementation done by Whipple and Arnold, as documented in the Vol. 1 No. 1 (Jan 1976) issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal (of Tiny BASIC Calisthenics and Orthodontia)
This issue contains an octal listing of a Tiny BASIC interpreter for the 8080, and I couldn't find this version available for download anywhere. So... I typed it in, and it works!
I documented my work, which is available at
(Note - this location is temporary - I need a home for this if anyone is interested)
Included are the text file for the octal listing, a binary which can be loaded into memory, an attempt to extract the IL from the binary, and some instructions on bringing up Tiny BASIC. I was able to run some simple programs with a Z80 simulator that I've been running, and it appears to work correctly.
I found the PDF of the listing in the ACM digital library:
Typing in octal listings is error-prone enough, and typing them in from bad PDF scans of bad photocopies is even trickier. I have corrected many errors, but I'm sure there are more. If any kind soul would be willing to proofread / correct the listing, it would be **GREATLY** appreciated.
I hope this is of interest to people. I'm very interested in other versions of Tiny BASIC out there, if someone has ever typed this listing before, etc. I'm familiar with Tom Pittman's work, but other resources would be greatly appreciated.
Don't pick lemons.
See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.
>From: Dave McGuire < mcguire at neurotica.com >
>On 04/23/2012 05:59 PM, joe lobocki wrote:
>> I use a SD to CF adapter in my canon digital rebel without an issue, as I
>> can no longer find CF (I also haven't tried a camera store but they are
>> probably a ripoff...)
>Where do you live that you cannot find CF cards?! That's insane. I
>bought a handful a couple of weeks ago, and the guy I'm crashing with
>here in FL this week has three brand new ones sitting on his kitchen table.
I was just at my local Office Depot (a chain of large office supply stores, for those not in the US) in downtown Chicago and they have Lexar 4 GB CF cards for $25 and 8 GB cards for $40, in stock.
I have some back-burner projects that will one day need me to start burning
EPROMs and EEPROMs. I can't justify the cost of the big professional things
costing hundreds of pounds. At the moment I know I will need to program a
27C1024 EPROM (40 pin DIP) and a 28C256 EEPROM (28 pin DIP), but it would be
nice to have something that can handle a reasonable variety of devices.
I believe the Willem programmer may be suitable, it is certainly affordable,
would that fit the bill? It seems to come from Thailand, although there seem
to be all sorts of sources on ebay, so I am not sure what the genuine source
I am also not averse to buying secondhand, ebay or otherwise, if I can get
something that is going to be more generally useful than the Willem.
Any advice welcome.
> In the late 60's and 70's, radio shack sold some little
> with lamps. Each flip flop was a little square of circuit board.
> There may have been other logic functions available one-to-a-board.
> pretty sure they were discrete transistors for the most part (even the
> package SSI Motorola RTL typically had two gates or flip flops per
> You could buy multiples and configure them as a counter, and I'm
> they could be wired as a shift register too.
> May have been "Archerkit" brand name. Or "Pbox" brand name although
> what I remember were not Pbox's but circuit boards.
> I tried using websearches to find pictures or docs, but the Googles,
I built something like this when I was probably something like 12 or 13
years old. I was purchased at Radio Shack as a kit. It was a four bit
binary counter, with incandescent lights as on the Q outputs, (though
discrete transistor drivers), and a photoresistive cell or pushbutton
switch as the trigger. With the photoresistor as the trigger, when you
waved your hand in front of the photocell, it would increment the
counter, which was pretty cool.
I distinctly remember the RTL IC's made by Motorola in the black plastic
"blob" packages. I have vague recollection of the project being a
mother board that had four small circuit boards that had the flip flop
chip, transistor driver, and lamp (perhaps these were the boards that
Tim mentioned). The mother board had a photocell, a toggle switch, and
a momentary action switch with de-bouncing circuitry. You could trigger
the counter with the photocell, or the momentary action switch. I
think the thing ran off a 9V battery if I remember correctly. The
photocell didn't have very fast response time, but I do remember putting
it in front of a fan in a dark room with a flashlight shining through
the fan blades, and made the counter go pretty fast.
I think that I eventually damaged the chips by trying to make the thing
count BCD rather than binary by adding some gating. That was the end
It was fun building and tinkering with, and educational. It was my
first exposure to integrated circuits.
I figured I should ask now while everybody is in a helpful mood :-)
Does anybody have scans of any or all of the following?
01. MVS/ESA Component Diagnosis and Logic: EXCP Processor (LY28-1477)
05. SA22-7085-0 System/370 Extended Architecture Principles of Operation
06. SA22-7085-1 System/370 Extended Architecture Principles of Operation
07. SA22-7200 System/370 Enterprise Systems Architecture Principles of Operation
American National Standards Institute ANSI X3. 74-1987 (PL/I Subset G)
UltraSPARC-IIIi Programmer's Reference Manual
which is referenced here:
although without any pointers or links. I have the U/S IIIi User's Manual
but this does not seem to be the one the above doc is referencing.
No reward except my gratitude and promise to search my archives for my pals
in need! However Al is making it pretty tough to have anything unique! Many
thanks to Al for running bitsavers and everybody for contributing.
I hope archive.org sticks around long enough for us to scrounge whatever is
left on Sun but it's getting thin. I haven't been able to get to the open
firmware site on playground.sun.com and the official site is running a
business on openfirmware and isn't exactly giving out doc. So much for open.
> Eric Smith wrote:
>> ? ?Bill Sudbrink wrote:
>> > Data sheet claims pin compatibility with 2732.
>> It claims that it is "pin compatible with existing ROMs and
>> EPROMs (8K, 16K, 32K and 64K)", but that does not include the
>> 2732, and their reference to 32K and 64K was only in regard to
>> The TMS2532 is most definitely *not* pin compatible with 2732
The 2532 _is_ pin-compatible for reading in a PET socket that's
expecting a 2332 masked-programmed ROM. I've had several 2532s in my
PET 2001N-32 (US version of the 3032) since the late 1970s, no
These days, it's easier to build an adapter than find real 2532s.
The 2 HP 2100's from GovLiquidation arrived a few weeks ago in
incredible shape (after waiting some 8 weeks for DLA to decide I'm OK
to acquire a weapon system component.....) Anyway, for anyone
interested. there's another one listed - this time in Oklahoma. The
title shows it as an "HP 21005 microprogramming systems computer" but
it's clearly the HP 2100s mini in the photos!
Event ID is 10728
Item No is 1510
Unit appears in good shape and already has a heavy duty shipping carton.