Daisy computer ?????????

From: Lawrence LeMay <lemay_at_cs.umn.edu>
Date: Mon Jul 12 11:53:45 1999

> At 04:53 PM 7/11/99 -0400, Dave wrote:
> >On Wed, 31 Dec 1969, Joe wrote:
> >>This is another oddity that I spotted Friday. It's a black box about 3
> >>feet high by 1 x 2 feet with 2 chrome legs that stick out to one side with
> >>castors on the end of them. It has an 8" floppy drive near the top and a FH
> >>5 1/4" hard drive inside. There were several WIDE ( 60 pin?) ribbon cables
> >>hanging out of it. Inside at the bottom it has a card rack with about 6 or
> >>8 Multi-bus cards in it. The label on the outside says that it was made by
> >>Daisy. Any one have any idea what it is?
> >
> > Whoa...that's quite a find. I had a chance to play with one of those about
> >ten years ago, very briefly. It's a very nice CAD system. I'm almost
> positive
> >it's Sun-based, so if it's got multibus cards in it, there's a Sun-2 in
> there.
> >
> Hmmm, now it sounds interesting. I didn't see any sign of a keyboard or
> monitor for it. What does it use? Any idea what those big cables hanging
> out of it are for? Do you want it? I can get it cheap. Hoepfully the
> software is still on the hard drive. I don't have any use for it except
> for parts and I'd rather not break it up if someone can use it.

If it has a sun-2 multibus compatable ram card bigger than 1 Meg, I could
use that. I'm still interested in getting my Sun 1/100u running
an old version of SunOS, but the machine only has 2 slots for ram
cards, and all I have are 1 Meg cards.

-Lawrence LeMay
Received on Mon Jul 12 1999 - 11:53:45 BST

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