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Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

I was also a victim of the board shorting out. I put a little double-sided tape underneath and all is working well. The battery box is a little wonky. Make sure the batteries seat well and that you are seeing 4+ volts at the board with the power supply disconnected, otherwise your RAM disks won't be...
by sanman
Dec Fri 30, 2011 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 93088

Re: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!

Hi I received my kit today. My firmware (CPU and Terminal) was pretty old (v.2). Vince included a new CPU pre-flashed to 5.1. As Vince stated earlier update the Terminal to 5.1 with the new firmware file on the CD (TERM51B1.BIN), then replace the existing CPU with the new CPU. On restart both are sh...
by sanman
Dec Wed 28, 2011 12:48 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Disk Controller board beta run preorders!
Replies: 71
Views: 93088

Re: Lights in RUN mode

I would think you are seeing the address and data lines as instructions are executed. You should also see some of the status lines.
by sanman
Oct Tue 26, 2010 11:06 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Lights in RUN mode
Replies: 5
Views: 9297

Re: Received my kit today!

The panels look great! :D
by sanman
Jul Wed 14, 2010 9:18 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Received my kit today!
Replies: 12
Views: 16612

Re: Kit Built!

Well, I got the main pcb finished tonight. I will work on the panel tomorrow. I thought I would power it up without any chips just to check voltages. I see power at the jack, power on the back of the diode, but nothing coming in or out of the regulators. HMMM. Took me an hour before I realized the p...
by sanman
Jul Wed 14, 2010 2:16 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Kit Built!
Replies: 6
Views: 9469

Received my kit today!

I received my kit today. Thanks Vince!

The build quality looks real good.

I was thinking of finding a place to paint he case blue.

- J
by sanman
Jul Tue 13, 2010 1:15 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Received my kit today!
Replies: 12
Views: 16612

Re: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status

Hey Vince! I was just re-reading some of the thread and had a question. When you say "Because of the added overhead of the rear panel, I will not be including an SD card" are you indicating that there will be no SD/interface or that you are simply not supplying a blank card to be used? I w...
by sanman
May Sun 23, 2010 3:58 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status
Replies: 56
Views: 80323

Re: Yet another Altair 8800 PC

I had looked at this awhile back. Maybe I misunderstood but the panel really has nothing to do with the operation of the computer and is driven, more or less, randomly?

Still, it looks good.
by sanman
May Tue 11, 2010 5:13 am
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Yet another Altair 8800 PC
Replies: 2
Views: 4652

Re: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status

Hi Vince! Are there any new pictures of the panels?
by sanman
May Sun 09, 2010 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status
Replies: 56
Views: 80323

Re: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status

I agree the switches look great!
by sanman
Apr Wed 14, 2010 1:48 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status
Replies: 56
Views: 80323

I think this is a good idea. The flexibility to turn on/off solves both sides.

It is kind of like the F-key functions in PocketTerm.
by sanman
Apr Sat 03, 2010 4:17 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Microsoft BASIC and back space
Replies: 6
Views: 9791

Vince,

Great news and progress! I'm glad you were able to re-evaluate the switches. I think this will make a significant difference and, like you said, keeps it vintage.

Watching the YouTube video brought back memories.

- J
by sanman
Mar Fri 26, 2010 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status
Replies: 56
Views: 80323

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