[vcf-midatlantic] Update on the Xerox 8010 (Star)

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Mon Jan 27 22:17:03 EST 2020

It looks like a 6085 mouse. The keyboard we think is for the 6085 may not
be. I don't think it looked like these.


CHM has one of the mouse but they didn't identify its use.

On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 10:08:14PM -0500, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> David Geisswein was so kind to take a look at one of our Xerox 8010
> (Star) machines at the recent workshop. It turns on... counts to 10
> on the LEDs, and then does nothing else.
> But, as you know, that's a huge first step. The Star is now in the
> musuem and is slated for further repair as soon as possible. Hands
> on use will happen!
> But we have a mystery:
> https://www.instagram.com/p/B72OuuBn4D2/
> Our donor provided two Xerox 8010s (Stars, if you prefer) and one
> Xerox 6085 (aka Daybreak) and only one mouse. Neither machine seems
> to have a port that matches the connector the pictured mouse. Maybe
> we're missing a piece, though?
> You shouldn't need an Instagram account to view the pictures, but
> let me know if that is causing problems and I can upload them
> elsewhere.
> Best wishes,
>            -Adam
> <https://www.instagram.com/p/B72OuuBn4D2/>

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