[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 23:37:14 EST 2017


Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom...

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 11:34 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Actually Evan had it right. We need a Q-36 Space Modulator:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuUJfYcn3V4
>
> On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > We actually need an RF de-modulator. I'm checking for a spare, but in
> case
> > I dont have one, could anyone coming to Festivus have one? Thanks.
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 8:34 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Adam and I were at the museum from 11:00-6:30 today.
> > >
> > > - Jason H., who used to live out here and was an active MARCH member,
> > > visited today from Seattle. He hadn't seen the museum. The first words
> > > out of his mouth upon entering were, "It looks professional!" vs. our
> > > old exhibit. He hung out with us until about 5:00 and even helped clean
> > > our workbench.
> > >
> > > - Adam counted our Commodore 128s .... FIFTEEN! That's a dozen more
> than
> > > we need. We'll test them all another time (probably at the next
> workshop
> > > in January) and then figure out how to get the surplus into collectors'
> > > hands.
> > >
> > > - Adam also sorted/organized some other Commodore accessories,
> > > joysticks, etc. which were cluttering our warehouse entrance area.
> > >
> > > - We checked out a donation of a TI Professional Computer
> > > (Osborne-esque) which arrived yesterday. It looks brand new except for
> > > the keycaps, most of which are yellowed although a few random ones seem
> > > pristine. Weird!
> > >
> > > - We put aside 50-something Pickett slide rules and a new-in-box Atari
> > > Flashback 2, which as Jeff B. posted will be given away at Festivus.
> > >
> > > - We put another Flashback 2 into the museum workshop and attached it
> to
> > > the big monitor on the wall. It works fine but there was no audio. We
> > > determined the wires from the monitor's side-mounted speakers were
> > > damaged. Chances are high that some of the more experienced members can
> > > fix this. I'd still rather connect one of our real 2600s, but first we
> > > need to acquire a modular (not a demodulator) because the monitor
> > > doesn't have a coax input. I think Dean said he has one.
> > >
> > > - We had a slow but steady stream of museum visitors. Maybe about 20
> > > people total. Lots of parents/children due to the InfoAge holiday train
> > > show. The highlight was a precocious and extroverted 7-year-old girl
> who
> > > really got into it.
> > >
> > > - We stopped at Home Depot and got a 50-pack of contractor-grade trash
> > > bags. Our warehouse supply of these was done.
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > > Evan Koblentz, director
> > > Vintage Computer Federation
> > > a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit
> > >
> > > evan at vcfed.org
> > > (646) 546-9999
> > >
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> > >
> >
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