NESIT members Cobey and Tom recently got a TRS-80 off life support and back into running shape. Challenges in the endeavor included getting the odd matrix keyboard going, adding in a pull switch to turn the monitor on and off, and replacing rotted belts on a tape cassette drive.
And it works! It’s been burbling and chattering away, drawing things on the screen, and threatening to break the ancient cassettes at any moment. Stop NESIT Makerspace in Meriden, Connecticut to check out this marvel of the ancient world.
We’ll be open for our Maker Monday open house this October 23rd. Why not stop by the NESIT Makerspace at 290 Pratt St. Meriden, Connecticut and say “hi”!
Things are picking back up from the summer months. We just got in a collection of of classical computer equipment to put on display (thanks Bill!) and will be sorting it out over the next couple of weeks. Maybe Cobey will even write up a neat demo to run on one of the C64s or ZX Spectrum era computers!
Join NESIT for our weekly open house this Monday in lovely Meriden, CT. We’re in the Pratt St. building right off Highway 691 a stop down from the I91 interchange. You can even find directions, maps, and pictures on this very website!
Assorted NESIT members are just back from the @Party held at the Artisan’s Asylum in Sommerville Mass.
What was happening? Inverse Phase was there giving an overview of “8-bit” style audio silicon. NMLStyle and StormBlooper traded off audio and video duties to put on an A/V concert.
And of course the composition competition occurred late in the evening with some interesting entries. The contents of which will hopefully be up on the @Party website in the future.
NESIT members Tom and Cobey have revived an aging Amiga 2000 motherboard that’s been sitting on the shelf for the past few years accumulating value.
As it turned out all it needed was a bit of a dust off the replacing of a missing floppy (among other functions) controller chip!
Stop by NESIT Makerspace in Meriden, CT and check out the metal shop, wood shop, electronics lab, and all the various work people are putting them through including our latest retro computing addition.
This week NESIT is sponsoring a malware talk on WhiteHat Wednesday in the Meriden learning center at 290 Pratt St. NESIT member AJ will be going over the basics of Windows and OS-X malware and what you can do about it.
There will also be open discussion for anyone attending. Stop by and chat about the latest self replicating threats to our computers and what you can do to prevent them.
To help us get a head count of who’s attending please sign up for the session on Meetup if possible. It’s not required and you’ll be welcome by regardless.
Ever wonder what a CMS is or how you can get an entire website running without having to program it yourself? Drupal is one of your options!
On 10/26/2016 at 7PM NESIT member Andrew is running a workshop starting with an introduction to the software and proceeding through setting it up and getting a functioning website running.
The public is welcome! Please sign up here on Meetup.com (if possible) if you plan to attend.
Using nothing but socat and a text editor in Linux you too can bounce a serial connection over your local network! For White Hat Wednesday we’ll explain how. Continue reading Pushing a Serial Port Over Your Network