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sir1963
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  #1728497 1-Mar-2017 19:50
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Rikkitic:

 

sir1963:

 

Just started refurbishing a TRS-80 Model 4P

 

Cap replacement time for the PSU, then to find why the video won't sync.

 

Have myself a nice new desoldering station from Jaycar (well Soarnar I got it via works account). Works really well, better than the old Pac MBT at work.

 

Once I get the 4P running I will see about fitting in a board that uses an SD card to emulate a Hard Disk. May have to burn a set of Eproms so it will boot from this

 

rather than the floppy.

 

 

The first personal computer I ever saw or touched was a TRS-80. My dad demonstrated his to me. That was my introduction. As a result I went out and bought a much simpler unit (couldn't afford the TRS-80) and started learning how to program in BASIC. Later I graduated to CP/M and assembly. Lots of nostalgia there. Where did you get yours?

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY first computer (I saw) was a TRS-80 M1 with L2 Basic.

 

My first computer that I lusted after was from Practical Electronics , the UK101. Wrote my first basic program from their tutorials on paper lol.

 

First computer I ever owned was a Dick Smith Systems-80.

 

 

 

This 4P I got off Trademe, although I have another one that I picked up from New Plymouth.

 

 

 

I have approx 350-400 old computers, mostly 8 bit machines perhaps 60 are in working condition.

 

I have a couple of Kaypro CPM machines , some Osbourne 1s, Amstrads, etc etc etc.


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I used to have an old Spectravideo MSX basic computer. If I had kept it, I woulda donated it to you.


sir1963
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  #1728606 2-Mar-2017 07:20
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DarthKermit:

 

I used to have an old Spectravideo MSX basic computer. If I had kept it, I woulda donated it to you.

 

 

 

 

I may have one of those, I know I have a Spectrvideo somewhere...


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  #1730603 5-Mar-2017 23:17
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Started and finished today another "track" for our kitten. Made and put another two shelves on the wall which allowed him to jump from the floor to the book cabinet. Created extension to travel further to another cabinet. Giving him 270 degree view from under the ceiling to everything happening around. And of course another place to work out and/or have a nap ...


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  #1730841 6-Mar-2017 12:31
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sir1963:

 

DarthKermit:

 

I used to have an old Spectravideo MSX basic computer. If I had kept it, I woulda donated it to you.

 

 

 

 

I may have one of those, I know I have a Spectrvideo somewhere...

 

 

Is that a Dick Smith System 80 as your Avatar ?





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sir1963
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  #1730866 6-Mar-2017 13:02
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SepticSceptic:

 

sir1963:

 

DarthKermit:

 

I used to have an old Spectravideo MSX basic computer. If I had kept it, I woulda donated it to you.

 

 

 

 

I may have one of those, I know I have a Spectrvideo somewhere...

 

 

Is that a Dick Smith System 80 as your Avatar ?

 

 

 

 

Yes, and I do own a working Systems-80 along with an expansion interface and floppy drives.

 

Last time I booted it though was about 15 years ago, my kids played "Robot Attack" and other games on it


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I just took a carpentry course and finished my first project, a small closet. Though I stained it a reddish color that I don't love so I'm trying to figure out what to do next.


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sclazarus:

 

I just took a carpentry course and finished my first project, a small closet. Though I stained it a reddish color that I don't love so I'm trying to figure out what to do next.

 

 

This educational video will help you with that.

 





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  #1733691 9-Mar-2017 14:03
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sir1963:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

sir1963:

 

DarthKermit:

 

I used to have an old Spectravideo MSX basic computer. If I had kept it, I woulda donated it to you.

 

 

 

 

I may have one of those, I know I have a Spectrvideo somewhere...

 

 

Is that a Dick Smith System 80 as your Avatar ?

 

 

 

 

Yes, and I do own a working Systems-80 along with an expansion interface and floppy drives.

 

Last time I booted it though was about 15 years ago, my kids played "Robot Attack" and other games on it

 

 

Ahh the System80. Was my first puter, had the 2 layers piggybacked RAM expansion. Only got rid of it a few years ago,, plus some inherited Radio Shack Floppy Drives.. and the tapes and Micro80 mags.

 

I recall Asylum, and one other space-based shoot em up game, which was quite an awesome FPS cockpit view shooter. I dont recall the name though.

 

Ahh, fun times ... I still have the 9" green screen CRT that I used

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1733708 9-Mar-2017 14:24
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Im finally putting up some shelf rails in the leantoo out the back of the shed to hold gardening stuff, but the screws I have are just small enough to pull thru the rails when they are tightened up, so have to find some much larger countersink head screws before I can finish it.





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  #1733753 9-Mar-2017 15:16
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SepticSceptic:

 

sir1963:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

sir1963:

 

DarthKermit:

 

I used to have an old Spectravideo MSX basic computer. If I had kept it, I woulda donated it to you.

 

 

 

 

I may have one of those, I know I have a Spectrvideo somewhere...

 

 

Is that a Dick Smith System 80 as your Avatar ?

 

 

 

 

Yes, and I do own a working Systems-80 along with an expansion interface and floppy drives.

 

Last time I booted it though was about 15 years ago, my kids played "Robot Attack" and other games on it

 

 

Ahh the System80. Was my first puter, had the 2 layers piggybacked RAM expansion. Only got rid of it a few years ago,, plus some inherited Radio Shack Floppy Drives.. and the tapes and Micro80 mags.

 

I recall Asylum, and one other space-based shoot em up game, which was quite an awesome FPS cockpit view shooter. I dont recall the name though.

 

Ahh, fun times ... I still have the 9" green screen CRT that I used

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star fighter ????

 

http://www.trs-80.org/starfighter/

 

 

 

 


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  #1733762 9-Mar-2017 15:27
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I recently purchased a second hand outboard, so my DIY for the next few weeks is to service the outboard, learn how it all goes together and then get it running to use on a small dinghy with the kids!

 

 


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This weekend planning to finish my office chair - driver's seat from a car welded to an office chair base. Comfy! - and maybe knock up a side table out of some old table bits using a pocket hole jig - because I'm sick of spilling my tea everytime I reach for it on the floor.

 

Should be entertaining, at least.  I'll try and take plenty of pics!


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  #1735109 12-Mar-2017 10:27
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This weekend, adjusting the sensitivity on my alarm sensors. They seem to be very sensitive as of late...shadows/sun seem to be a common theme when Ive sat patiently looking (but thats another story). 

 

 

 

Does anyone have an Altlas Gentech login? I would like to know the price of a PCS250 communicator and the price of the newer version. 

 

(wanting to get of POTS and onto fibre). 

 

 

 

 


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  #1735558 13-Mar-2017 09:52
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ubergeeknz:

 

This weekend planning to finish my office chair - driver's seat from a car welded to an office chair base. Comfy! - and maybe knock up a side table out of some old table bits using a pocket hole jig - because I'm sick of spilling my tea everytime I reach for it on the floor.

 

Should be entertaining, at least.  I'll try and take plenty of pics!

 

 

Keen to see your results.  I have a back bench seat from a 1971 VW Beetle that I want to turn into a couch for the garage, it is pretty far down the list of "to dos"!


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