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ChrisTenone

Rockwell AIM 65



And Sinclair Spectrum


Oh yeah, the AIM65! I still want one - we had them at work, for controlling various machinery in a fiber optic manufacturing plant. My favorite version had the FORTH chip in it. I still have the manual, but sadly not the machine.
I'm not disparaging the differently abled. I'm stating the fact that thirty years of junior college has made me mentally retarded.

dally

take second best
put me to the test
things on your chest:
HP712/60,hpux-v10.20
reach out and touch faith
+~U~+~N~+~I~+~X~+

dally

(my first UNIX workstation, my first computer
2004, second hand, loaded with C89,C/C++
then I switched to BeOS-v5.03/PC and linux)

al1_24

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Jul 05, 2016, 01:07 pm Last Edit: Jul 05, 2016, 01:13 pm by al1_24
1980 : TI 57p (50 steps programmable calculator)
1982 : Casio FX 702P (Basic programmable calculator) Still runing
1986 : IBM PC Clone (640k RAM, 2 360k Floppy, VGA display) Still runing (but really slow  :o )
I tested Windows 1.0 with it !

speedyant

c64 on a cold winter morning...

Oracle

Home made 6809.  (I wasn't the one who made it though).

dally

Home made 6809
which firmware? OS-9? Basic-09?
6809 is a superset of 6800, it's a very complex CISC
with an excellent code density

keeper63@cox.net

TRS-80 Color Computer 2 - 16K, cassette tape for storage, TV for a monitor - sometime around 1984, IIRC. I was 10 or 11 years old, can't recall exactly. Got a floppy drive fairly soon after, then in 1986 or 87 I got my first modem (300 baud - non auto-dial/auto-answer). Eventually got a printer (not only an inkjet, but color as well!).

Later moved to the Color Computer 3, etc.

I still have all of that old hardware, and it all still works (I had to replace the floppy drive, though).
I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

Henry_Best

Sinclair Spectrum 48k in 1985.
Graduated to an Olivetti 286 PC, 40MB HDD and two 3.5" floppy drives in about 1990.

astrobeed

Graduated to an Olivetti 286 PC, 40MB HDD and two 3.5" floppy drives in about 1990.
Olivetti M280, CPU Intel 80286  @12 MHz (16 bit), Ram 1 Mb.
Scientia potentia est

dally


larryd

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Jul 07, 2016, 12:22 am Last Edit: Jul 07, 2016, 12:23 am by LarryD
First computer system worked on.
No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

ChrisTenone

First computer system worked on.

Is that your garage in 1967?
I'm not disparaging the differently abled. I'm stating the fact that thirty years of junior college has made me mentally retarded.

Delta_G

#28
Jul 07, 2016, 07:11 am Last Edit: Jul 07, 2016, 07:15 am by Delta_G
Atari 1200XL with a tape drive.  Learned to write code there.  I guess that was '83 or '84. 
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Please do not PM with technical questions or comments.  Keep Arduino stuff out on the boards where it belongs.

ChrisTenone

Atari 1600XL with a tape drive.  Learned to write code there.  I guess that was '83 or '84. 
cassette tape drives

To those of us who came up on punch cards pr rolls of paper tape with holes, the advent of normal audio cassettes (like you can still buy, by the way!) as a means of storing a digital sequence was amazing!

That device laid the fundamentals of all serial communication going forward.

THANKS 1980s!
I'm not disparaging the differently abled. I'm stating the fact that thirty years of junior college has made me mentally retarded.

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