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2006\11\21@094721 by William Couture

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Someone has re-created the Altair 8800 kit.  Checkout the pictures!

http://www.altairkit.com/

Bill

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2006\11\21@104945 by Tamas Rudnai

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Hmm, makes me wonder if I can still switch on my Apple ][+ :-)

Tamas


On 11/21/06, William Couture <spam_OUTbcoutureTakeThisOuTspamgmail.com> wrote:
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> Someone has re-created the Altair 8800 kit.  Checkout the pictures!
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> http://www.altairkit.com/
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> Bill
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> Psst...  Hey, you... Buddy...  Want a kitten?  straycatblues.petfinder.org
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2006\11\21@112043 by Harold Hallikainen

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> Hmm, makes me wonder if I can still switch on my Apple ][+ :-)
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> Tamas


I've got an Apple ][ sitting on a top shelf here. It's been there for over
10 years... In the 1970s, a friend bought one of those Altair kits. One
thing I remember about it was his paper tape reader. He pulled the tape
through by hand. An opto sensor on the feed holes acted as a data strobe.
I thought that was pretty clever. On the Altair kit site, the write
answers a question about why the web page is so poor. He answers that it
was really hard to toggle in all that text. I remember using toggle
switches on the PDP-8 to key in a loader program, that then read another
loader from paper tape, that then read in the application. Lotsa fun!

The new construction of old technology is really pretty amazing. On this
page (http://www.w9gr.com/phasitron.html) is info about restoration of a
very old FM broadcast transmitter, and the complete construction of a
Phasitron FM exciter (1940s technology). Very nice work!

Harold

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2006\11\21@171339 by Peter P.

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William Couture <bcouture <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Someone has re-created the Altair 8800 kit.  Checkout the pictures!
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> http://www.altairkit.com/

Why go for new stuff when you can buy the original from Ebay <grin> ?

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280046637325

(Also browse other lots from this auction house - in Germany - to see a mint
condition 3 wheel Enigma for about $12k and more interesting items imho)

Peter


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