Another freebee. A Kaypro 10. My mother picked this up at a garage sale a year ago and I have only got around to picking up now. Doesn't power up but it could be just a blown fuse.
Today I came across some early British "valves" at a local hamfest. You don't see too many of those on this side of the pond. The two small tubes are type VR 21, introduced in 1929. The clear tube is a S-130, first introduced in 1935. The final tube is a 4046A (aka CV244).
Picked up a TRS-80 today for free today. A colleague of mine (who had retired several years ago) called me up out of the blue. His wife wanted him to get rid of his old TRS-80, so I took it. Looks like I might have to do some work on it judging from the garbage characters on the screen. Also have two floppy drives, cassette recorder, modem and a few other goodies.
Saw this Altair 8800 at a local fleamarket. Never saw one in the flesh before. A bit priced outside my range, but cool to see nonetheless. There were also a few other goodies here.
Mod 80 Restoration - Been spending the last month or so drafting up replacement circuit boards for the Mod 80 computer. I have a few more to do, before I have a complete set, but I have all the ones I need done. I also need to make up a power supply board and a 1702A EPROM reader/burner circuit. Then I will send those off to be professionally done.
Charles Baetsen holds a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.