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About inotarobot
Biography:
Born June 1951 in Australia. Schooled in sciences and maths.
Had dual trade training as a Higher Diesel Technician (Caterpillar) and Industrial Electronic Technician Certificate.
Hold a Grad Diploma in Robotics at Monash University.
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Interests:
Motorola Development systems like MEK6800D2 and DEC pdp8i plus drones and undersea robotics
Occupation:
Robotics and Automation Engineer

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Firefighting, Emergency Electrical Isolation, First Aid in ur Vintage Computer Room

by inotarobot on June 4th, 2016 at 05:24 PM
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Hello all,

Trust everyone on VCF is well and enjoying this hobby.

I am starting this 'Safety' focus thread, to discuss and ask, what each of you are doing about protecting both yourself, your family (if your computer room is part of your house) and your collection.

Want this to be an ACTIVE input thread, not simply a READ thread, so I implore those that generally just read here on VCF, to think and ADD a reply saying what they are doing in regards to

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Necessities verses Necities to populate my new computer room/workshop

by inotarobot on April 14th, 2016 at 08:40 PM
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Hi again all.

Well I have finally assembled the transportable outbuilding, that I expect to populate as my new computer room/workshop.

Its rectangular,5.880m (19.29ft) by 3.360m (11ft) floor area with head height of 2m (6.5ft). One long wall has a door and 2 windows, and one short end wall has window in middle of wall. The other long wall and the rear (short) wall are blank.

So its decision time, what to keep, what to dispose of and what to chuck in ewaste.

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When you DIE, will your collection Die also ? ie Chucked in a Junk skip by others

by inotarobot on December 18th, 2015 at 06:53 PM
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Ok this is always a touchy subject to those that collect anything.

Hopefully this post will get more comments than just views, as I really feel all have to put not just their mind to read and think, but put their thoughts in to actions. And a good starting action to save you collection, is to take the step and Comment here, about your own action plan.

WHAT ... you don't have an Action Plan prepared, to save your collection when you 'leave us" ? Why NO I ask ?

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Analog Computer "Down Under" EAI TR-20

by inotarobot on December 16th, 2015 at 04:28 AM
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Hi again all.

OK need help please on this EAI TR-20

The unit has a display out connector, on the back right hand side, directly below the AC main 115v or 240V ac power in connector.

Personally, from 40+ years working in industrial electronic, I very much dislike the location of this connector, as none of its cabling appears screened (mind you I was tired when I inspected this area, and may have missed the screens), especially since it has only voltages

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my TR-20 analog computer removable front "programming panel"

by inotarobot on December 15th, 2015 at 04:23 PM
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On this model analog computer the front patch panel that one creates the 'program' for the computer to execute, is removable.

This was done to allow to allow the use of multiple front panels, to be separately patched and left as a 'program' to be run again.

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