[vcf-midatlantic] MOBIDIC replica project

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 15:38:25 EST 2017


Sadly, I would have thought any replica really needed some working software, does any survive?

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-
> bounces at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org] On Behalf Of Douglas
> Crawford via vcf-midatlantic
> Sent: 01 December 2017 17:56
> To: vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org
> Cc: Douglas Crawford <touchetek at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] MOBIDIC replica project
> 
> Very exciting-  It might be possible to work towards some sort of a working
> replica then!
> 
> On 12/1/2017 12:39 PM, Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > For some reason, I feel compelled to tackle the creation of a small
> > microprocessor (Arduino, etc.) emulator for the MOBIDIC. I found
> > technical specifications for the MOBIDIC 7A and discovered just how
> > different it was to modern computing architecture. Interesting stuff.
> > It's kind of fun learning about things like a Hollerith Constant for
> > character storage, and its implementation in the MOBIDIC.
> >
> >
> > Learn something new everyday... :)
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Ever consider a smaller scale for display purposes?
> >> Well we already have a small scale model made by the Army on display.
> >> If we're going to make something, then let's go all the way. :)
> >>
> >> As for the emulation, will the design, architecture, components,
> >>> programming materials be available to the group
> >>>
> >> I'll endeavor to get it all onto Bitsavers.
> >>
> >>    so those interested can
> >>> figure out what effort they can or may contribute to the project?
> >>> Considering the comparable lack of complexity, it could be emulated
> >>> on an Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi
> >>>
> >> Something like that would be great, then we could show people
> >> (instead of just telling them), "This whole truck is emulated in a $10
> microcontroller."
> >>





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