Hardware / Convertion work

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Hardware / Convertion work

Postby DesSony7 » October 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Hey everybody,

Watch for an incoming article, "Converting the Altair 8800 Clone into the Altair 8800c". The article will be created as a file.

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Re: Hardware / Convertion work

Postby DesSony7 » October 13th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Here is the article I promised you!

Reverse order of the Altair 8800 Clone assembly.
Converting the Altair 8800 Clone into the Altair 8800c.zip
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Thank you very much in advance.

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Re: Hardware / Convertion work

Postby DesSony7 » October 14th, 2019, 1:40 am

Version 1.01

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Converting the Altair 8800 Clone into the Altair 8800c.zip
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Re: Hardware / Convertion work

Postby toml_12953 » October 14th, 2019, 8:25 am

DesSony7 wrote:Version 1.01

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I don't think I could unsolder all those components without damage! The LEDs and switches don't cost that much to buy new.
Still you do save the cost of the case itself. What I did was to buy all the components, including the case, build the 8800c from scratch and
sell the Clone online. That almost completely paid for my 8800c.

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Re: Hardware / Convertion work

Postby DesSony7 » October 14th, 2019, 7:22 pm

Not these switches! The APEM switches can be expensive! They are approximate $5.00 per a piece. With the machine front panel's switches count comes to 25. And, multiply it together, it is $125.00. Not very good deal for a sweet gentleman who lives on his own very limited fixed income!

I can deal with these LEDs. They can be reused somewhere on another electronic projects.

I have a Hakko FR300 desoldering tool. https://www.hakkousa.com/products/desol ... -tool.html I have no problem removing components, which included ICs, from the printed circuit boards. :-)

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