[vcf-midatlantic] stumbled upon this TRS-80 thingy

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Mon Apr 30 12:58:49 EDT 2018

On 04/30/2018 12:36 PM, W2HX via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> https://bindable.com/api?

> looks like a model 4, but with some kind of blanking panel where the drives would live.
> I wonder if this was an actual version, maybe used in training or a dumb terminal? Or
> maybe someone just made up a panel. Looks nice :)

My friend pick up something like this dirt cheap (1985, TCF, $15) and turned it into a
dumb terminal. Since it was a Z80 based system and it had all the UARTs. I think it was
Data General and anything not used was left unpopulated but the mother board was the
same as the systems with the drives (I think they were boards that went into a slot).
I recall the system could have floppies and or a Hard Drive.

So, yes it was similar to the TRS Model 4 in that it use a Z80 and a similar
chipt set. I doubt the similarities went much forther.

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