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This Teac 5.25 inch drive has been tugged away in a basement for 20+ years. I’m unsure if it has been in use for the past 30. It originates from a XT clone that my brother had in the ‘80s. The drive motor did not spin when a disk was inserted but was stuck because the lubricant was dried out. I’ve lubricated it again, cleaned the heads and it’s able to read some of the old disks I have lying around. #retrocomputing #teac #ibm #clone
I’m currently in the process of restoring this to its former beauty. It’s a computer build around 1973 by the danish company “Regnecentralen” (Computing center) and was used for teaching programming basics. So far we have identified that all the switches were corroded so I have replaced them. It has passed the smoke test, but no further testing has been done yet. Fingers crossed 🤞
Done soldering the first of many boards. I’m moving my breadboard 6502 computer to stripboards. The soldering is a mess and I managed to lift some of the copper traces. It was fixable, but not pretty. Unfortunately I apparently ordered the female headers in a wrong diameter so I’ll won’t be able to make the backplane yet. #diy #maker #6502 #homebrewcomputer #breadboard #pcb #electronics
I also recently received this MiniPRO eprom programmer, that I bought out of curiosity. It works really great and I found some open source software that (with modifications) allows me to use it with #freebsd. I have found it to be fast and reliable so I am thinking of scrapping my #diy programmer and reuse the parts for something else #electronics