[vcf-midatlantic] Museum pictures

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Jun 12 21:16:50 EDT 2017


    The HP 1000 system has a 9-track tape drive, but the processor is 
missing the interface card for the drive.  They're pretty hard to find.

On Mon, 12 Jun 2017, Bob Flanders via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> Get the tapes working. Tapes rock!
>
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
>>>>> If we are willing to enhance the experience from viewing lifeless
>> artifacts to showing operating equipment
>> and a good bit of hands on I think it would be some mighty strong gravity.
>> The problem is half our artifacts are lifeless because they either don't
>> run yet or they can't have monitors hooked up.  And we don't have anything
>> yet that visitors can do that's hands on.
>>
>> We're getting there.
>>
>> All of our docents should be showing kids some simple BASIC on the micro
>> of their choice.
>>
>> We upgraded from paper signs to tablets so there is more "touch" involved.
>>
>> Chris F. mentioned that he'd like to build a giant mechanical 2-bit adder
>> on our hallway wall.
>>
>> After Kfest this summer I'm going to start planning the Lego parent/child
>> learning station.
>>
>> Further down the road, we'd like to connect the PiDP to our LA120 and the
>> straight 8 to the ASR33.
>>
>> Bill I. is restoring the TR-20 and plans to incorporate a plotter.
>>
>> Mike L. just started working on the HP mini. If he can get one of its
>> drives going, then we can load an OS to let people log in and do things.
>>
>> And of course there's the BBS project, plus the ultimate restoration of
>> all -- the UNIVAC.
>>
>>
>

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