[vcf-midatlantic] What projects are you working on?

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 07:43:21 EST 2020

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I'm curious what projects everyone is working on.

I've been doing a lot of software projects in recent weeks -
disassembling and commenting 6502 application code from the 70s and
80s.  On the bench, I just received (after 2+ months of waiting) some
edge connectors to finish constructing the memory/expansion board for
my SYM-1, and I'd like to turn back to Commodore-128 keyboard overhaul
and button up a C-128.  The other keyboard project is testing a TRS-80
Model 4 keyboard (from a unit I got at VCF East years ago) that I
previously disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled but is once again
exhibiting high-resistance keys.  Once it has a working keyboard I can
close it up and play on the software side - I'd like to have a small
CP/M machine handy and this is the current best candidate (I also want
to do some comparison testing against the C-128 running CP/M).

So a mix of kit building, keyboard refurbing, and PET archaeology, for now.

I'd like to finish up several of these 8-bit micro projects so I can
turn the wheel and get back to playing with PDP-11 hardware.  Several
projects in that bucket I'd like to complete.


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