Heath h-8

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Thu Dec 20 12:35:10 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Brown [mailto:bbrown_at_harper.cc.il.us]

> Where is this h8 web site? I saved an H8 from the landfill
> a while back..
> just a system, no peripherasls...seems to work, but I don't
> know what to do
> with it..no documentation at all.

The one I've found is:


Click on the heathkit logo...

Also he has a link to another H-8 emulator for Macintosh.

At any rate, it looks like a fairly simple machine to me. My story is the
same as yours. It was brought to me because one of the people at the
scrapyard thought I might like to have it.

Anyway, the console interface is remarkably intuitive. You can use the
keypad to view or set memory addresses/registers in octal. One could just
key a program in 8080 machine language, set the program counter and hit
"go." The system would then do as you'd told it. If only the computers
most people use today were that flexible and user-friendly.



Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

/usr/bin/perl -e '
print((~"\x95\xc4\xe3"^"Just Another Perl Hacker.")."\x08!\n");
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