hey, that is good news!
seems it is quite easy to emulate with this info. maybe even to adapt in
software from another keyboard from the same timeframe.
On 04-02-15 19:10, John Foust wrote:
> At 04:05 AM 2/4/2015, Simon Claessen wrote:
>> we have a fine specimen with extra floppy drive in our collection, but we lack a keyboard and cables. what type of keyboard was used? I can imagine that a standard keyboard controller chip was used so maybe a hacked together setup can be produced to boot the thing (we have media)
> Google "terak.8532-2.keyboard.specs.pdf" and you'll find the specs
> in the Bitsavers archive. Eight bits parallel with strobe, in short.
> - John
Met vriendelijke Groet,
>> Where did the term Gibson come from?
> William Gibson, who coined the term ?Cyberspace? in his story ?Burning Chrome?.
World-of-Warcraft players might recognize a certain quest, called "Hacking the Wibson".
No doubt a play on the above.
Finally getting back to this:
> From: Brent Hilpert
>> Again, I have a sitation where a bit is stuck on, and I'm curious to
>> see if anyone has any insight into which chip (of 3) might be causing
>> it (in an attempt to not have to try replacing them at random :-).
> (Are they 4116 memory chips in use?)
> a means to isolate which of the 3 points (ICs/pins) is the problem
> might (not guaranteed) be:
> If the state is only faulty after one of the accesses it suggests the
> according mem chip is the failure point. ... distinguish the accesses
> to the upper and lower bank to try to isolate when the circuit enters
> the faulty state, and see whether it's common to both banks or only one.
Thank you! Thank you!! Thank You!!! That worked a treat; found the bad chip
first time! Thanks again!
For an OLD PC ( ISA slot ) obviously ....
Does this "beast" ever existed ??
Does anyone recall some manufacturer's name ??
Have I any chance to find one on Ebay or other at this time ??
Or is "DBIT" adapter the only way to go ?
L'absence de virus dans ce courrier ?lectronique a ?t? v?rifi?e par le logiciel antivirus Avast.
we have a fine specimen with extra floppy drive in our collection, but
we lack a keyboard and cables. what type of keyboard was used? I can
imagine that a standard keyboard controller chip was used so maybe a
hacked together setup can be produced to boot the thing (we have media)
Met vriendelijke Groet,
Does anyone know if at any time in the past thirty years if the material
used to make capstans has changed? I.E. can one be more confident of tape
drives manufactured after some era to have non-goo capstan or is it that all
tape drives (including ones manufactured now are ticking time bombs?
Also how do you guys check capstans? Just stick long Q-tip in there? Thanks.
> From: Liam Proven
> Well, as of last month, it's now FOSS.
Ah! If we hadn't lost him (sigh), DMR could now look at the code itself* to
see if they ripped off Unix... :-)
Love this line from the intro to the documentation: "COHERENT is what UNIX
used to be." Ain't dat de troof.
Kyle, drlegendre and Jim,
Please keep sharing what you find out! I Just bought one of these machines,
to keep company to my two other mechanical Fridens. It hasn't arrived yet.
It was described as non-functional. So it looks like I will be asking
similar questions soon.
> drlegendre <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote
> Hi Kyle,
> While I certainly cannot claim any level of expertise in the matter, I do
> happen to have a functional EC-130 here [...]Likewise, I have no service
documentation for it. But if I can be of any
> assistance, so far as providing voltage / resistance / component readings,
> I'll try to do my best as time allows.
>> Kyle Owen < <mailto:kylevowen at gmail.com> kylevowen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A friend of mine gave me a Friden EC-130
>> Pictures here: <http://imgur.com/a/OjxCn> http://imgur.com/a/OjxCn
>> My understanding is that schematics are not available for the unit. Is
>> still correct? It wouldn't be a hard unit to reverse engineer; it's just
>> whole lot of components.
>> If anyone has any advice to offer, it would be much appreciated.