The PSU for my Executel 8085 system is an Astec AC8151-01 40W 5A unit that
puts out +5/+12/-12V. A while back somone suggested using an ATX PSU in its
place which TBH I'd forgotten about untl I saw a breakout board that you
plug a 20 or 24 pin ATX supply into and it terminates each rail in whatever
you choose to solder in. ukp8, rude not to :)
My only worry is an ATX PSU is capable of putting out a lot more than 5A if
it goes wrong so I'd like to protect each rail with an appropriate fuse.
Any downsides to resettable polyfuses?
Owner of Binary Dinosaurs, the UK's biggest home computer collection?
I have about four or five hundred things I'm ready to stop owning.
I'm in Boston. If anyone wants a number of objects, I could deliver
to VCF East this weekend.
Inventory list at:
I have someone interested in getting all of the TK-50s, OSF/1 and
Digital Unix CDs, and some of the VME boards, so those things might
not be available.
Contact me at decruft @ mirror.to please.
Items I'd especially like to find good homes for are the DECNIS
cables and the Adak ISDN box, anyone interested in those items
is welcome to them for cost of postage and a good story about why
you want it.
I came across this on eBay today: www.ebay.com/itm/162446083760
To quote from the listing:
Own a piece of gaming history! This Indy workstation was once owned by
Acclaim Entertainment, the legendary game publisher, and was liquidated
at Acclaim's bankruptcy sale in 2004. It sat untouched in a Brooklyn
warehouse for more than a decade before being recovered last year.
This Indy, "pup," was used for internal Acclaim business operations at
its headquarters in Glen Cove, NY. It features user account information
and internal company files for a number of Acclaim employees:
Andy Skalka: More than a hundred e-mail messages about Acclaim IT
operations (see photos)
Danielle Papsidero: More than five hundred e-mail messages (see photos)
Rob Zimmelman: Image sequence for Dragonheart game combat
EVa motion capture editing software (unlicensed)
BioMotion motion capture editing software (unlicensed)
Motion captured animation data (Dreamworks, baseball, Batman, etc.)
Licenses: various expired and/or inactive licenses for Nichimen N-World
No affiliation with the seller, but it sounds like an interesting piece of
history. Price is $199 BIN.
Michael-John Turner * mj at mjturner.net * http://mjturner.net/
> From: Philipp Hachtmann
> The 11/20 is the simplest 11 as far as I know.
'Simplest' in what sense? They certainly aren't the easiest ones to
understand, with all that random control logic! The -11/04 is far easier
to understand (for me, at least; YMMV).
> From: Ethan Dicks
> Was there ever a quad MOS memory board for the 11/20?
I'm pretty sure there was never a UNIBUS quad memory card from DEC.
> if anyone knows where to get a crate of 110V Boxer fans for around
> $5/each, let me know
New ones (not exactly the same as the originals, but the right size in the
X/Y directions, if not identical in the Z, and 110V, with the same kind of
power connector) are available on eBait for around $10 each. Look for "120mm
Hi all, as part of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Unix in mid-2019,
a bunch of people are working to rebuild the mid-1980s uucp/Usenet
network using (real/simulated) period-accurate systems. To make things
easier, we are simulating the dialup lines too.
Details of the (nearly) turnkey software to do this is at:
A map of what nodes we have so far is at:
If you are interested in participating, email me back.
I have not had any emails from cctalk for 2 or 3 weeks. I went to my
subscription details and saw that emails were disabled for me. I re-enabled
them a few days ago but I still have not received any new emails. I can see
that there is traffic by looking at the archives, and if I am not getting
emails I hope to at least see this one appear in the archive and hopefully
read replies there too. Is it just me?
I was able to get hold of a lot of boards which had been pulled from two
Decision Data's and a Western Dynex 2400 RPM 10mb (probably) drive.
The Dynex drive is similar to the RL02 and in fact was configurable to
look like one in one of the options. Microdata would have used 24
sector packs vs. the 12 sector packs used by DEC, however.
One of the CPUs is a pretty ordinary Data / Control set made by
Microdata but with most of the etch and silkscreen modified to have
Decision data info. I'm going to check with my Microdata people and see
if anyone recalls if this was done by Microdata, or by DD themselves.
There is a nice find however, a 2901 CPU 16 bit system cpu set and
memory. It also runs in the 130 pin Microdata 1600 backplane, which
makes it interesting. I'd love to get information and drawings as much
as might be around for this set.
May be donating most of it to add to my 1600 system @ the CHM, as there
are boards here which I didn't have examples of to donate at the time.
Will check with them after I fondle the boards for a while.
It's cool to have an additional example of a possible Microdata 1600
type CPU, as this is one of my collecting areas.
I'll be adding in titles and comments on the photos later, but here are
photos of the boards for now.
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On 24 March 2017 at 18:40, Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctech
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> Does anyone have schematics for an STC (StorageTek) 2920 reel-to-reel
That drive was discussed on the list some time ago. All the docs
should be available on bitsavers by now, although I don't remember if
it's under 'stc' or 'storagetek' or both.