[vcf-midatlantic] Maker Faire this year

corey cohen coreyvcf at gmail.com
Thu May 23 18:31:09 EDT 2019

I don’t think your Heathkit is in the spirit of what we are doing.  We are looking for work-alikes. Not reproductions or modern add-on boards that will work on the original and reproductions.  

This is why we are looking at things like the PiDP, replica-1, Kim-uno and Briel Altair.  All of these replace major components or just about all components with modern micro controllers or ICs but provide the vintage software experience. 

I call these “work-alikes” the gateway drugs into our hobby.   It’s the first step many newbies take after they download an emulator.  


corey cohen
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> On May 23, 2019, at 5:33 PM, Glenn Roberts via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> The designs, bills of material and instructions are openly available, primarily at 
> http://sebhc.lesbird.com/pcbs/pcbs.html
> and 
> http://koyado.com/Heathkit/Welcome.html
> the group coordinates via a Google Group:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sebhc
> occasionally we order "batches" of boards but nobody has productized these as kits, at least not yet ...
> -Glenn
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org> On Behalf
>> Of Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
>> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:10 PM
>> To: 'vcf-midatlantic' <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
>> Cc: Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org>
>> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Maker Faire this year
>>> Would it be of interest to show a Heathkit replica?  We've basically
>>> developed modern equivalents (and upgrades) for all of the Heathkit H8
>>> and H89 computer boards.  We've added solid state storage, USB
>>> capability, real time clock, 10 Mhz Z80, etc...  I had mine on display
>>> at Alex Bodnar's booth at VCF east (the one on the left is my replica;
>>> on the right is Alex's original)
>> TBD. For this exhibit, we prefer to show things that people can buy and make
>> themselves. Is yours a kit or a one-time project?

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