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Forum: Chit Chat 12-21-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By tonyv
Thanks for the review

I figured it might finally encourage me to learn Python, at the least. And it might help provide some kid out there the opportunity to see a world he/she might not otherwise experience, at best.
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Forum: Chit Chat 12-18-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,529
Posted By tonyv
Thanks for making me aware of this program. I...

Thanks for making me aware of this program. I just ordered one.

I've played with the AMD Geode LX800 processor quite a bit. It's a really nifty chip -- and becoming quite popular in the...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-16-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
finished????

Done, for now...:)
Many thanks for a great kit, Grant!

tonyv
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-16-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
new power supply

I made an adapter plate and cover for the 1"x2"x4" power supply discussed earlier.
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-13-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
Cylon-ing

This is an intentionally blurred photo.
Check out the parabola made by the moving lights!

I'm really glad I went for the incandescent lights. The warm glow they make is just wonderful.

tonyv
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-13-2007, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
wiring detail

I used some ribbon cable for a really neat look.
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-13-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
Serial Number 010, born ~2:30 AM 12/12/07

I finished wiring up the front panel and inserting all the chips last night about 2 AM. I fired it up, and lo and behold -- blink'n lights! After fixing a few minor bugs, (one reversed chip,...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-10-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
Oooo! Good sleuthing! I tried for an hour or so...

Oooo! Good sleuthing! I tried for an hour or so to figure out who owned the EOS product line now, but didn't manage it. I'll have to see if Arrow sells the cover for the one I have -- I didn't...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-10-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
Well, supposedly http://www.eoscorp.com but...

Well, supposedly
http://www.eoscorp.com
but that doesn't seem to work anymore.

Ah HA! They were purchased in 2001 by Celetron:
http://www.celetron.com
Oops! that doesn't work either....
...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-10-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
Alternative 60 W (+/- 5 V, +/- 12 V) power supply

I had this in my (rather large) supply of surplus robot parts.
It says "EOS VLT60-3000"

Ooops. No -5 volts. Just +5, +12, and -12 (just what we need).
Unfortunately, it looks like this one is...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-10-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
More...

more...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
more photos

More...
Forum: Kenbak-1 12-10-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,912
Posted By tonyv
Talking Mine is coming along -- new parts

My Kenbak is coming along. I spent almost the entire weekend making some parts on my (Sherline) mini-mill.

I had two very nice small fans that I'd pulled from surplus equipment, and some 1/8" x...
Forum: Kenbak-1 11-26-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,374
Posted By tonyv
Thanks! I'm not up and running yet -- I've...

Thanks!

I'm not up and running yet -- I've only had one day to work on it.
So far, I've lacquered the faceplate, then modified the AC cord, as shown.

Next, I'm planning to do something similar...
Forum: Kenbak-1 11-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,374
Posted By tonyv
AC cord modification

Hi all,

I'm tonyv, proud owner of serial number 010 (I just love that number!)

I don't like dangly cords, so I modified the back panel to add a standard computer cord socket. I'll attach a...
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