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.