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zombienerd
April 14th, 2017, 04:56 PM
Saw it on Goodwill's online site, had to share it here!

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Hewlett-Packard-5036A-Microprocessor-Lab-Vintage-38813006.html

Anyone use one of these before?

zombienerd
April 14th, 2017, 05:01 PM
If this is the wrong subforum feel free to move it to the right one :P

gslick
April 14th, 2017, 07:33 PM
Maybe the "Pre-Altair Computers" section would be more appropriate. The HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab is based on an 8085A CPU.

I used to have one a few years ago. These are some short low quality videos of some built-in demos from back then:

HP 5036A "Rocket blast-off" demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73ShZ6zasfs

HP 5036A "Well-tempered microprocessor" demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSwRafN5BjE

HP 5036A "Squirrel feedback shift register display" demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNw8h4O_OrQ

Someone should grab that Goodwill one if it doesn't get bid up. They can typically go for somewhere around the $100 - $200 range on eBay in good working condition.

KC9UDX
April 15th, 2017, 02:20 AM
There's a catch-all thread here somewhere for all things seen on the Goodwill site.