ZX81

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:46:41 GMT

ZX81 PCB

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:34:49 GMT

Apple 2

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:34:49 GMT

Apple Copyright 1979

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:34:49 GMT

Apple Copyright 1979
On the underside of an Apple 2’s keyboard.

Apple 2 Chips

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:34:49 GMT

Apple 2 Chips
Probably the RAM chips of a 1979 vintage Apple 2.

Hard Disc Crash

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:34:49 GMT

Hard Disc Crash
This is what a hard disc crash looks like. The platter should be completely unblemished, but here the head has collided with the platter after a sudden drive-to-floor interface incident.

ZX81 PCB Reverse

Posted by barnoid Sat, 27 May 2006 12:34:49 GMT

Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - back

Posted by barnoid Mon, 22 May 2006 23:45:37 GMT

Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - back
See the front for more information.

Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - front

Posted by barnoid Mon, 22 May 2006 23:45:37 GMT

Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - front
This is a 15" LCD touchscreen with a Celeron 633MHz board with 128MB RAM in a wooden case of my construction. The case also contains the PSU. The bottom part of the screen surround hinges down to allow access to the monitor controls. The button mounted on the base is the power button and indicator light. It has no hard drive and boots using PXE from my server, then mounts its filesystem over NFS. It runs Debian Linux, xorg, XFCE4, Metacity and Firefox. The button on the left of the panel at the bottom of the screen pops up a screen keyboard. Currently I’m a bit concerned about the amount of heat that builds up from the PSU (reaches 75°C after a while), an external PSU might be required. Also it tends to run out of RAM when viewing stuff on google video (no swap, no hard drive). Update: I’ve done some work on the insides, see here. It still looks the same on the outside. Further update: I’ve switched from the above described software to running KDE. More details here.

Petrol Bombs Hero

Posted by barnoid Thu, 04 May 2006 12:25:07 GMT