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Anyone else have a similar burning desire to mate this PCB with an automotive composite input LCD and a battery and make a custom case maybe outta wood? Just curious if anyone's further along the idea than I am. There are some rather nice automotive composite input LCDs that are cheap. Given my curr...
by vincemulhollon
Aug Thu 14, 2014 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Superboard III General Discussion
Topic: laptop
Replies: 1
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Re: Running on 12VDC

Ahh it only took me 14 months to get around to it, but I finally did it late last night https://plus.google.com/111619035631991338426/posts/PXhftkaAjsu I did the 7808 linear reg thing instead of a bunch of series diodes. Runs cool as a cucumber, can barely feel it warm up when bolted to the giant me...
by vincemulhollon
Nov Sat 19, 2011 10:50 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Running on 12VDC
Replies: 4
Views: 12168

Completed Mounting...

I just finished mounting my microkim on a nice cherry hardwood "presentation panel", poly finished, added some handles to carry and protect the front, made a homemade 8 volt power supply out of a 7808 that ran way too hot at 13.8V so I added some dropping diodes at the input, hangers on th...
by vincemulhollon
Jul Fri 01, 2011 11:09 am
 
Forum: Micro-KIM General Discussion
Topic: Completed Mounting...
Replies: 0
Views: 6107

Running on 12VDC

Good Morning Fellow Retrocomputing Enthusiasts I have my altair 8800 micro running on my workbench off my lab power supply at 8 VDC. Seems to draw "about half an amp" when I manipulate it into turning on all/most of the LEDs using the front panel switches. I believe the inside of the case ...
by vincemulhollon
Sep Fri 03, 2010 10:42 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Running on 12VDC
Replies: 4
Views: 12168

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