I saw Mike Douglas' Altair 8800c but he writes on his website that this is
not a complete kit. I got the impression that he offers only the front
panel PCBs, FDC and SIO and maybe the S100 motherboard.
Thank you for the link to the S100computers group. There is a lot of useful
I am retired now and always wanted an Altair 8800. It is time to make that
dream reality. The easiest and more affordable path would be the Altair
8800 clone but somehow I am more attracted to the non-emulated
On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 3:02 AM Greg Beat <gregory.beat at gmail.com> wrote:
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 &
Mike Douglas looked into that chassis possibility ? but was cost
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)
His YouTube Videos (deramp5113). Here is the Altair 8800c, shown November
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
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