[vcf-midatlantic] VCF's HOPE exhibit

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 14:56:24 EDT 2016


On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:44 PM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > Can't believe I forgot about that! Read about it many times. My first
> >> computer exposure was turtle * graphics * on a VIC-20, but I've
> >> definitely read about the earlier versions. Wonder if we can make
> >> something like that....
> >>
> >
> > PS. I'm not seriously suggesting that we try. As noted on the site Dan
> > linked, it's controlled "via a radio transceiver attached to a teletype
> > terminal connected to a remote computer." Sounds just slightly
> complicated
> > to build between now and HOPE. :)
> >
>
>
> ​yeaaa, it's not a tech issue, it's not enough pop, caffeine, food and lost
> work days :)
> But always possible for a museum exhibit​
>
> btw, those motors for the KIM-1 robot are heavy and unobtanium
> It's a geared motor including the wheel and mounting shaft,
> they were originally used in some old electric cart.
> Have to dig them out of the storage box, but if you guy are serious,
> I'll help you organize the parts list and I'll donate the motors to build
> one for the museum
> ​Dan
>>



Dan, I just want to see those motors. Sounds very interesting!



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