CBM 8032 and 8035

From: Charles P. Hobbs <transit_at_lerctr.org>
Date: Sat Jul 29 10:59:15 2000

On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> --- "Charles P. Hobbs (SoCalTip)" <transit_at_lerctr.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> >
> > > I just had a PET 4016 (9" screen) shipped from SoCal. It was
> > > $35, but considering it was from the Physics Department at the college in
> > > Santa Barbara,
> >
> > Hey, I might have used that Pet back in 1985 or so.
> Cool. Any way to identify it for sure? This one has the tape drive
> bolted to the top of the CRT housing and a huge red plastic-coated cable
> attached at the rear to lock it down to the table. The Lab I/O module has
> a gray box with jacks to connect to the outside world.
It's been some time, but I do remember the gray box, with one or two
RCA type jacks on it. (I could be wrong on the jacks, they might be
some other type).

> How did you guys use it?

For our simple experiments, most likely either as a timer, or we'd
measure certain events (I don't really recall what) and use the
computer to take averages, or other simple data analysis.

> Do you have *any* docs lying around (not a silly
> question - I still have all my notes from several college classes and I
> went from 1984 - 1989).

We never received docs on the lab interface itself, if that's
what you're looking for.

> > One of our lab experiments involved that interface, but I forgot
> > exactly what the experiment was supposed to be about (It either
> > had to do with a laser, or an EKG machine...)
> Sounds cool.
> > The physics lab had several PET's, but their keyboards were kind of
> > thrashed. They also had an OSI computer in a clear plastic case,
> > as a demonstration "what's inside the computer".
> Neat.

There were actually two labs. One was more like a demonstration
room, with various experiments set up (there was the aforementioned
PET and OSI, plus a few programmable calculators, also an oscilloscope
with a microphone attached, and other stuff as well). The other
was a more formal situation, as part of the physics classes we took.
Received on Sat Jul 29 2000 - 10:59:15 BST

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