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 Keeping the DREAM alive.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:54:50 AM on 1 February 2020.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
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It is funny how you get side tracked on a project and wind up spending weeks and weeks of time.
I know this is not exactly Vintage Radio, more like Vintage Computing but still we all like a story!!!!.

I say Vintage and not Historic because as with radio we are not working on some "name" piece of gear such as a Commodore or IBM.
This was a home grown device never really meant to be more than a learning tool for early computer geeks in kit form.
You had to solder your own and make it work.
The kit described over a couple of months in "EA" took off and was sold in large quantitys, enough to embarrass parts suppliers and warrant a stand at the Sydney computer show.

For a couple of years there was a thriving club magazine, the "Dreamer" and much was learnt by budding programmers.
My first article covered digging out and firing up my workshop test unit and getting re-aquainted with the concept.
This article covers the first steps in attempting to revive my son's Dream that was built into his Lime Green Morris Marina (the Hulk).
This installation combined functions of a Car computer, Games machine, Music synth and with a transmission tunnel mounted joy stick and on screen menu system.

The DREAM Car Computer


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:32:03 PM on 3 February 2020.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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Document uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

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