[vcf-midatlantic] Lego LOGO: My childhood dream came true today!

Dan Roganti ragooman at gmail.com
Mon May 2 23:36:24 EDT 2016

On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> This is awesome.
> In response to last week's call for vintage computer robotics help, Ben G.
> sent us his new-in-box Lego LOGO kit from 1986.
> I was 13 in 1987. My two favorite things were Legos and my Apple //e.  I
> distinctly remember wishing for a way to combine them. We were learning
> BASIC in school, we'd already learned LOGO turtle graphics, and nobody ever
> told us that Lego ** DID ** have a kit for this.
> In adulthood I learned about Mindstorms but never bought any. My childhood
> dream had already been squashed.
> Today the package arrived from Ben. I opened it and turned 13 again. Thank
> you, Ben!!!!!
> This is an incredible setup and I can't wait to start playing wi... errr
> "testing" :) it ahead of HOPE.
> Check out these pictures:
> http://vcfed.org/evan/lego_logo/logo_manuals.jpg
> http://vcfed.org/evan/lego_logo/technic.jpg
> http://vcfed.org/evan/lego_logo/technic_inside.jpg
> http://vcfed.org/evan/lego_logo/technic_manual.jpg
> http://vcfed.org/evan/lego_logo/logo_disks.jpg
> It also has an IBM PC card (with printed instructions for interfacing to
> it), all the sensors/cables, and even the warranty card.... truly
> new-in-box. The actual Lego parts are in their original sealed plastic bags.
> I almost hate to open it! Obviously going to be extremely careful, unlike
> when I was child and ripped it all open. :)

niceeee, I see this happening often with others when finding some
reminiscent treasure after years of searching and it brings you back in

Mine was the Heathkit Jr.36 Electronics Experimenters kit from 1970. Found
one again after 40+yrs. I was only 9, a bday gift from my big
brother[late], had to build it myself, broke a transistor leg, thought I'd
get my ass kicked.
As typical with most retired parents, they clean out everything, pack up
only their stuff, and head out before telling you :)
And that included many kinds of mementoes, including this one. If you
notice, Heathkit took a hint from that company too.

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