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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:35:39 AM on 30 November 2019.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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This is not exactly vintage radio, more like vintage computer.
Anyway if pressed i'm sure I could put a valve in it somewhere!

Back in 1979 EA described a computer designed by a Michael Bauer and it ran over a bunch of issues.
The local kit makers sold heaps of them and I wound up running a repair service for the kits.
Note i'm clueless about computers, I can barely add 2 and 2 but I was very clever at trouble shooting something that should work and then make it work.

Michael J Bauer has a web site and a link to an archive folder about the DREAM if you are interested.
There are STILL people making DREAMS and a 40th anniversary design can be found.
Just google his name and DREAM for links.

Fred.

Keeping the DREAM alive


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:57:43 AM on 30 November 2019.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Interesting: My introduction to actually working a computer was in the eighties & it didn't have a hard drive. I still have three slide rules & the instruction book for two of them, plus a still working programable "Sharp" form the 80's.

My first experience with the electronic computer landed on my bench in the form of the power supply: With the comment "You repair radio's; Don't you?". Err .. yes Ray but, this is out of a computer.

It was switch mode (new experience) & there were bits of track missing. What was evident was that it should not have been let into the country. Diodes were only 200V type so it was doomed & all he may have done was plugged it in? Probably would have been marginal, even in the US.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:40:39 PM on 30 November 2019.
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Document uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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My hobby is working on emulating these old computers in the well-known emulator MAME.

I wrote the emulation of the Dream6800.

If the sight of computer code makes you swoon, take a look at this:

https://github.com/mamedev/mame/blob/master/src/mame/drivers/d6800.cpp


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:46:19 AM on 2 December 2019.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Hi Rob, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
I'll pass that onto my son!

Fred.


 
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