We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop Saturday April 5th at the Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1 VCF East. ONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT TO SIGN UP!
This year will be the first workshop in 2 years. Now is your chance to build a kit in a classroom environment with the designer! Not only do you get the workshop for free, the kits are offered at a 10% savings! Pre-registration is required but if you have a firm commitment to do the workshop and want to pay at on the day of the workshop, you can email me at email@example.com and I will get your information and have a kit for you. We require pre-registration because we have to ship the kits in advance to the venue and need to know how many to send. There is limited seating available so don’t wait. These prices are only for the workshop, kits will be issued at the workshop. Registration ends March 28th or when seating is full.
Kits for the workshop are:
The replica 1 is a functional clone of the apple 1 and uses some of the original chips like the 6502 and 6821. With the help a micro-controller the kit has only 10 chips and is a great kit for the beginner to intermediate builder. Normal kit price is $149 but the VCF East workshop special is only $134. This is for the standard edition similar to the tenth anniversary edition.
The PockeTerm is a single board terminal that uses a Parallax Propeller micro-controller to emulate a VT100 terminal. With a special pass-thru serial port you can connect a PC to the PockeTerm and download data right to the host device. Just add your own PS/2 keyboard and VGA monitor and you have a powerful terminal in a small compact size. Perfect kit for the beginner. List price is $69 but the workshop special price is only $62.
The Altair 8800micro is a miniature sized version of the MITS Altair 8800. It comes with a 32K SRAM, built in terminal with your choice of VGA or composite connection (or both), SD card slot for program storage. The processor is a ATMega8515 with front panel and CPU emulation to reduce chip count. For time constraints, the front panel will be pre-assembled. A good kit for intermediate builders. List price on the Altair 8800micro is $219, workshop special price is only $197!
Just added! The Micro-KIM
The Micro-KIM is a reduced sized replica of the KIM-1. The KIM-1 was a single board computer designed to help aide with 6502 engineering development. The Micro-KIM has a reduced chip count with no micro-controllers and much of the original design. A few changes were made for more RAM and 6532 and EPROM replace the 6530. This kit has many components and is recommended for intermediate builders. List price on the Micro-KIM is $109 but the workshop special price is only $98!