[vcf-midatlantic] Help Needed for Science Fair with Commodore 64, PET & VIC-20

Randall Kindig randall.kindig at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 23:16:22 EDT 2018


Hi, Jen, I’d be happy to run these tests on the Atari 800XL and the Tandy CoCo3 as well, if Connor would like to include those results.  I have those machines out and ready to use.

Randy



> On Mar 11, 2018, at 10:48 PM, C.J. Slade via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi VCF,
> 
> Connor S has come the last 2 workshops at VCF with his Dad and loves
> working on vintage computers.  He has been working on the 5th Grade Science
> Fair project for the past few months.  Connor is comparing vintage to
> modern computers and has been researching and testing the Altair 8800
> (clone), Apple II GS, Macintosh SE, iBook G3, Commodore 128 & Mac Book
> Air.   He would like to add the C-64, PET & VIC-20, but doesn't have access
> to run tests.
> 
> Would someone be willing to run the following 3 tests on the *Commodore 64*,
> *Commodore PET *and *Commodore VIC-20 *this week for Connor to include in
> his results?
> 
> 1) Boot Time into OS
>          Time in seconds from turning on the power switch to computer
> fully loaded in OS
> 
> 2) Highest factorial calculated (BASIC; Hope I typed his program
> correctly)
>        Connor's guess it that the PET & VIC-20 will only be able to
> calculate 33 factorial.
> 
> 10 INPUT "NUMBER"; A
> 20 B = A
> 30 B = B - 1
> 40 PRINT A "*" B
> 50 A = A * B
> 60 PRINT A
> 70 IF B > 1 GOTO 30
> 80 END
> 
> 3) Time (in minutes) to count to 10,000 in BASIC using this program.
> 
> 10 I = 0
> 20 PRINT I
> 30 I = I + 1
> 40 IF I < 9999 GOTO 20
> 50 PRINT "DONE"
> 
> You can e-mail results to Connor S (& me) at *basicprogrammer10 at gmail.com
> <basicprogrammer10 at gmail.com>*.  Connor will be happy to acknowledge and
> thank who ever helps with this additional data on his science fair poster.
> He would be happy to share final results at an upcoming workshop, if there
> is interest.
> 
> Thank you,
> Jen (Connor S's Mom) :)




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