Picked up three TRS-80 Floppy Drives and a TRS-80 300 baud acoustic modem at a local flea-market today. Eventually I will get back to restoring my TRS-80 Model 1, and these things will come in handy,
The vacuum wiper for my 1930 Model A never worked properly. A few years ago, I took it apart and lubricated it, however it only marginally improved its performance. A picked up a box full of old wiper motors from a friend of mine. After ripping a few apart, I identified one that seemed to be in good enough condition to repair. After cleaning the parts and lubricating them with some Lucas oil, I managed to get one that works quite well. Now I will be prepared for a trip to Orillia on Sunday as the weather prediction is for heavy showers.
Started work on the power supply case. Picked up a nifty looking case at A1 Electronics in Mississauga. Since it was missing the sides, I got it for $5.00! I will make up my own custom sides out of sheet metal and give them a coat of surf green for that 1970's look!
Charles Baetsen holds a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.