Type list (was: single instance machines)

From: Andrew Davie <adavie_at_mad.scientist.com>
Date: Thu Dec 10 07:03:32 1998

Re: 2650 S100 machine
I obtained this machine from it's designer, and it is definitely NOT a joke!
The particular 2650 processor card in this machine was a prototype for a
card which was published in an electronics magazine here. I have quite a
few software tapes (yes, cassette tapes, as this ran CP/M from a cassette
(AFAIK)) and can confirm that it was running CP/M via an 8080 emulator
written in 2650.
Machine looks great, and if there's any requests, I'll improve the pictures
and do close-ups. Totally homebrew in that every single card was made by
the owner - no commercial stuff at all. Heck, the power supply is even
homebrew :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu
> [mailto:CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of Hans Franke
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 1998 11:59 PM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Type list (was: single instance machines)
> > I guess prototype 2650 S100 machines / cards qualify? There
> must be a lot
> > of homebrew "single instance" machines lying around. Here's one I'm
> > particularly fond of...
> > http://www.comcen.com.au/~adavie/weird/s100.html
> > This machine ran CP/M on a 2650 using a software 8080 emulator
> written in
> > 2650. Slowly!
> Just tell me this is a joke ... not only a 2650 _somwhere_, but
> rather a real S100 system - Geee I can't get it ... THATS great
> I think this is from now on my personal favorite for the most
> unusual homebrew uP system of all times. Thats just fantastic!
> (BTW, it's maybe not very visible, but I had some relations
> to the 2650 in the past ... my first uP :)
> Of course this is a _slow_slow_slow_ thing when emulating a
> 8080 - I guess it runns like a 100 kHz 8080 :))
> I know, the idea is not new, but I still think it's worth to do:
> What about a list of all systems 'known to exist' i.e. a list
> of all machines that are 'alive'. THe question about singularity
> comes up every half year, so this list could help. If there is
> some interest, I will volunteere to compile this list.
> Gruss
> Hans
> --
> Der Kopf ist auch nur ein Auswuchs wie der kleine Zeh.
> H.Achternbusch
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 07:03:32 GMT

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