[vcf-midatlantic] changing my bus route

Joseph Giliberti kd2dhp at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 07:12:05 UTC 2022

I was initially planning on setting up my mid-late 70's 8080 computer on
wire-wrapped S-100 boards. However, I found that S-100 prototype boards are
very expensive. Bill Dudley suggested I use a standalone prototype board
that he had, but it has limited real estate for things like memory and disk
control circuitry. It has an expansion connector, but it is a proprietary

After some research, I think I may have found the solution: Intel's
Multibus. For one thing, wire wrap prototyping boards have more area and
are readily available (and inexpensive.) A multibus power supply puts out
standard voltages which do not require regulators on each card.

Is this the ideal solution that I'm thinking it is, or am I overlooking

Joe Giliberti

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