NANOKIT: My first computer. You've probably never heard of this -- it was produced locally, in the mid seventies I would think. I got hold of mine somewhere around 1979, second-hand, from Capetronics (an electronics store in Bellville).
My Intel SDK-80 came with a set of ROMs (two 2708s) with Tiny Basic on them, which I've never tried. I've dumped some of it (back in the eighties, by hand, using my MEK6800D2), and it seems to be a copy of Palo Alto Tiny Basic, which you can find at http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/files/tinybasic.tar.Z, or here (local copy).
I got the Motorola 6800 D2 evaluation kit from Jacques, a radio amateur who lived just around the corner. Later I bought a MEK6802D3 with peripheral boards from Capetronics, they got a whole bunch surplus from maybe UCT. And even later I inherited Barney's MEK6802D3 system.
My Sharp PC-1500. My Apple Macintosh page.
An 8-bit passive ISA backplane 8088 semi-IBM-PC computer, here
This is NOT an "IBM PC", but some kind of a passive backplane machine with four serial ports and no video.
I can't remember where I got this... some junk box at an
electronics store, probably. I think it's from
a cash register or something. One bit per ferrite bead. But,
it will probably survive an EMP, so if there's something
you need to store until after World War 3, this memory's
The sticker on the bottom reads
N.C.R. MFG. CO. (HK) LTD. CORE MEMORY, PLANAR P/N 095-0008708 S/N 3962 8 May 1974
The core array is 64 x 64, i.o.w. 512 bytes. There's also one core located off to the side, (You can *just* see it on the top righthand side of the fourth picture) I don't know what its purpose is.
During a discussion on the Classic Computer mailing list, I scanned an article, Coincident Current Ferrite Core Memories, from the July 1976 BYTE magazine. A while after that, Jim Jones, the author, contacted me. Read more about it here.
You can also download the complete July 1976 BYTE from http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/byte/pdf/.
A good description of core memory by Brent Hilpert.
The Casio AL-1000 uses core.
The original Intel BPK-72 bubble memory development kit. I bought
planning to use it / play with it, but I never did.
FJ Kraan's web site has bubble memory datasheets.
Novell G-Net network card.
DS5NF3 CRT monitor.
Okidata 3305 floppy drive.
Kalok KL 343 hard drive.
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