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Vintage Alps AKB-3420 Keyboard

The Alps AKB-3420 keyboard was built for early 80’s S-100 computers as these generally had toggle switches for data entry and led blinking lights for output. If someone wanted a monitor and keyboard, one...

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MOS Commodore KIM-1

I was very happy to find a blue PCB version of a KIM-1 computer some time ago.  I have a  couple of different versions but this KIM-1 is Revision E.  More information is available...

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Zeus 80 – Restored and working

After a full disassembly, inspection and cleaning, the Zeus 80 fired right up.  I used an 8″ CP/M 2.2 boot disk and booted the machine and ran Adventure!  I am very happy to have...

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Digital Research CP/M Gold card

In a lot of computers I recently acquired was a Digital Research 192k CP/M gold card.  While I was interested in getting one before, I was thrilled get this and was very happy at...

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Exidy Sorcerer: Mystery Solved

Buried in a “power supply” as described to me by the previous owner, I managed to acquire a fully populated Exidy Sorcerer S-100 Expansion Kit card.  It is in an interesting case that very...

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IBM 5100: In Pictures

After some serious cleaning and some troubleshooting, I wasn’t able to get the 5100 running.  It is a sad day when you can’t get something working but the parts are just too scarce.  So,...

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MITS 941M Calculator

I’m not really a calculator collector other than some early HP computers that might be considered calculators by some.  I saw a MITS 941M metric converting calculator on eBay and just had to get...

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A Time to Blog…

Over the past little while, I’ve been accumulating my vintage computer collection. While I say, “I think I’m almost done”, I know of at least one more computer that I have to acquire but I...