Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Haul

Nearly everything acquired over the weekend at VCF Midwest 4.0:

- Commodore Pet 4016 Computer
- Commodore Model 8050 Dual Drive Floppy Disk
- Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1 Computer and Realistic cassette drive w/cables in "serious business" travel case.
- Matching Radio Shack TRS-80 Video Display also in travel case (from a different vendor than the CPU.)
- TRS-80 Mini Disk 5.25" external floppy (with dust cover!)
- TRS-80 Line Printer II (not really a line printer :( )
- Wang 360 Calculator central processor
- 3 Wang 360KT Calculator terminals (to go with a 300 terminal I already had)
- An Anderson Jacobsen acoustic modem!
- Not pictured: a big ol' tub of MFM hard drives and Hard Cards, an HP plotter transparency kit, some HP plotter paper (shrinkwrapped,) a bunch of RS/Tandy catalogs and other TRS-80 literature

All in all an excellent haul, though the Wang setup stands out as a "never thought I'd find one" piece. I will update if/when I get it working!

Here's a link to a short video I made of Pat's Vax 11/780.
And here's one to a Flickr photoset.

Oh, and there's this, too:


Friday, April 25, 2008


Just south of IN-24, which was the road to grandma's many years back. Just over the edge of that wacky staggered time zone.

Back on the road

Left work 15:45, got to Lansing meet-up 17:30. Leaving now in heavy rain for Purdue.


Just sittin' around in Lansing, waiting to move on.

Prepping to go

A few hours of work left (less if I can sneak away) and I'm off to West Lafayette, IN again for VCF Midwest. Won't be showing any gear this time - no time to prep and I wasn't even sure I was going until yesterday. But photos and reports from the scene will be filed!