Yet another Altair 8800 PC

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Yet another Altair 8800 PC

Postby xprt » May Sat 08, 2010 6:28 am

This guy built a small size Altair 8800 front panel and put it on an Altair 680 case with a Core i5 motherboard inside:

http://galacticstudios.org/component/content/article/2-electronics/14-minialtairpc

Looks nice.
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Re: Yet another Altair 8800 PC

Postby sanman » May Tue 11, 2010 4:13 am

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.
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Re: Yet another Altair 8800 PC

Postby vbriel » May Tue 11, 2010 8:26 pm

That panel is controlled via Altair32 program on the pc. So, the front panel is dependent on the software to function. When I finish the AltairPC (next on the plate) it will run independently, so you just run it, or have a PC installed. Nice work but that was a 680 MITS case at one time.

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