Put on your obscure toy hats gang!

From: James Willing <jimw_at_agora.rdrop.com>
Date: Tue Dec 12 10:53:25 2000

Ok... I'm now looking for some information/docs on the latest addition to
the collection around the 'Garage': a Strand-Century Mini Light Palette
theatrical lighting control console circa 1984.

And before you ask, (cause I know you will) "what does this have to do
with 'classic' computers?" Let me tell you!

Beneath the somewhat utilitarian facade of this device, (pix soon
to come) and only hinted at by the dual nine inch monochrome displays,
hides a DEC Q-bus card cage, and an LSI-11 based microcomputer! Some
'standard' DEC cards, and a couple of custom cards make up the heart of
this unit. And while it does have a floppy drive (5.25 inch), its core
operating code resides on EPROM located on the CPU card.

The unit is functional, and my intent is to put it to work in the manner
in which it was intended. But, as with most things like this... Docs is
good! <G>

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Received on Tue Dec 12 2000 - 10:53:25 GMT

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