retrocomputer

Restoring a Late-90s Packard Bell Multimedia PC

Restoring a Late-90s Packard Bell Multimedia PC

Look over the shoulder of an antique computer collector as he’s restoring a homely PC from the last century.

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Reverse Engineering the Antikythera Mechanism

Reverse Engineering the Antikythera Mechanism

A clock maker tries building a copy of an ancient computer using the tools and engineering skills the original creators may have employed.

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It’s ALIVE! The MOnSter 6502 Returns to Maker Faire

It’s ALIVE! The MOnSter 6502 Returns to Maker Faire

EMS Labs returns to Maker Faire Bay Area with the latest progress on their giant, retro-licious transistor-scale 6502 microprocessor.

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Hello, World (and more) on a PDP-11!

Hello, World (and more) on a PDP-11!

When I read about the PDP-11 videos, I went directly to SIMH, downloaded, compiled, and installed it. But I couldn’t for the life of me get my program to run after toggling it in. Fortunately, lab[oratory] has posted a great HOWTO that explains the parts that were escaping me: I will use Bob Supnik’s amazing […]

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Lisp Machine keyboard close up

Lisp Machine keyboard close up

Joey deVilla has posted some closeup pictures of the Lisp Machine that he donated to HackLabTO: The keyboard is bristling with modifier keys. Yes, we’ve all got shift and control, but most of us don’t have hyper, super, and meta keys. I have a guess as to what the network and local keys do. HackLabTO’s […]

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Tech Adventure in Bristol UK

Tech Adventure in Bristol UK

Nikki from Bristol UK writes in to tell of the next TechAdventures meetup. “An Adventure in Technology” is a party which will be held on the 28th February at the Trinity Centre in Bristol. We want you to create and discover new ideas using technology. Bring your unexpected toys, your creations, projects and ideas, put […]

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