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mikerm
January 15th, 2010, 10:03 AM
http://www.altair680kit.com/index.html

You can get reproduction kits now for $1,000. Has anyone here gotten one yet? Or can affored to get one?

I used to have a broken IMSAI 8080 but traded it for something else those years ago. I miss it.

billdeg
January 19th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I do not believe these are still available, it's been over a year since these were sold.

Erik
January 19th, 2010, 05:17 PM
I do not believe these are still available, it's been over a year since these were sold.

I haven't heard from Grant in a bit, but last I heard he still had a few kits available.

I'm not sure if they were the 8800s, 680s, Kenbak's or what. . .

NobodyIsHere
January 19th, 2010, 06:07 PM
http://www.altair680kit.com/index.html

You can get reproduction kits now for $1,000. Has anyone here gotten one yet? Or can affored to get one?

I used to have a broken IMSAI 8080 but traded it for something else those years ago. I miss it.

Hi Mike! If you are willing to settle for something not quite so nice as one of Grant's kits you could build one of the N8VEM 6809 host processors with the 6809 IO mezzanine board. That will let you program 6809 code and hopefully soon it will support the DSKY so you'll have "front panel" like access.

It certainly would be cheaper and there are some interesting case options developing.

http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/f/n8vem_case_nb.JPG

Still its not a replacement for the Altair 680. That is an awesome kit Grant made. I certainly would like one myself but couldn't afford $1K to spend on it.

Thanks and have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch

Des
February 14th, 2010, 02:37 PM
I'm still looking around myself for a S-100 type computer kit or project system, this might be of interest tyou:

http://www.brielcomputers.com/wordpress/

ajcc
May 19th, 2010, 05:04 AM
Hi Mike! If you are willing to settle for something not quite so nice as one of Grant's kits you could build one of the N8VEM 6809 host processors with the 6809 IO mezzanine board. That will let you program 6809 code and hopefully soon it will support the DSKY so you'll have "front panel" like access.

It certainly would be cheaper and there are some interesting case options developing.

http://n8vem-sbc.pbworks.com/f/n8vem_case_nb.JPG

Still its not a replacement for the Altair 680. That is an awesome kit Grant made. I certainly would like one myself but couldn't afford $1K to spend on it.

Thanks and have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch

Wow, you guys are making a lot of progress!
Just curios, is it easier to emulate the VT-52? Or is it a compatibility things with CP/M and other vintage software?

So to the real question: what would one need to make a N8VEM 6809 system compatible with the Altair 680?