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

Randall Kindig randall.kindig at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 23:17:31 EDT 2018


Oh, and have the TRS-80 Model I and Tandy Model 100 out and available as well.  I’m not sure how many computers Connor wants to include.

Randy



> On Mar 11, 2018, at 11:16 PM, Randall Kindig <randall.kindig at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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