My Computer Likes Me when I speak in BASIC

posted Jan 17, 2018, 1:18 PM by Mattis Lind   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 1:18 PM ]

Bob Albrecht wrote this nice little booklet to popularize the BASIC language in early seventies. I have now scanned a copy and made it available. The author was very pleased to see it online. For the full copy go here.

VT50 restoration

posted Jan 3, 2018, 2:24 AM by Mattis Lind   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 2:25 AM ]

A VT50 terminal that we received from Gunnar went through a thorough renovation and repair. In the process it was discovered it actually was a VT52 disguised into a VT50. Read more here.

VT100 repair

posted Feb 14, 2016, 10:56 PM by Mattis Lind

We brought home a VT100 to display it together with the PDP-11/03 on the retrogathering in Västerås. Unfortunately it broke down during the checkout process. Now it is repaired. Here is the story.

Norsk Data software and documentation

posted Feb 9, 2016, 11:06 PM by Mattis Lind

We have started to image Norsk Data floppy disks and scan or repository of Norsk Data documentation.

Running Adventure on a PDP-11/04

posted Dec 29, 2015, 6:21 AM by Mattis Lind   [ updated Dec 29, 2015, 6:21 AM ]

The PDP-11/04 we received was missing CPU and memory. It was extremely dirty had a lot of problems with the programmer's console. Now it runs the classic Adventure game. See the story here.

Cromemco System One restoration

posted Jul 27, 2015, 8:39 AM by Mattis Lind

The old Cromemco System One that we received many years ago has received a well deserved over haul and better documentation.


posted Jul 9, 2015, 2:05 PM by Mattis Lind

A nice, small HP9000/300 was revived. Just a few capacitors needed changing in the monitor, then it was as happy as when it was manufactured 30 years ago.

Received a PDP-11/44 in the mail

posted Jun 1, 2015, 4:22 AM by Mattis Lind

A nice man in Switzerland offered a fully working PDP-11/44 machines to us for the cost of shipping. It was really very hard to turn down such an offer. So we didn't. This is the full story.

PDP-11/04 restoration in the news

posted Apr 19, 2015, 1:55 PM by Mattis Lind   [ updated Oct 4, 2015, 6:29 AM ]

Our PDP-11/04 restoration has been featured in a Hackaday article and also in the Retro Computing Roundtable podcast.

PDP-11/04 restoration project finished!

posted Apr 7, 2015, 1:27 PM by Mattis Lind

Finally, after almost one and a half year of work (not full time though...) I am finished restoring the PDP-11/04 computer and it works together with a contemporary tape drive and a printing terminal. The machine is running the CAPS-11 operating system and also the CAPS-11/BASIC. See here for the full story and also a short video clip.

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