Introducing John to our tiny village of Floyd,Virginia (419 folks here) and a tour of our Chantilly Festival Farm project along with some good meals made for a great day.
John describes his visit to the Computer Museum in his own words
A video of the MITS Altair 8800 transfer from the museum to John Simkiss. - "CLICK"
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|LR John Simkiss - David Larsen|
This is a happy John Simkiss with his new addition of the Altair 8800 to his collection and the Computer Museum curator on the right David Larsen.
This Altair 8800 was restored by Win Heagy to make it fully functional.
I will miss this computer however it will be replaced by one from our museum warehouse. I also have a lower serial number Altair 8800 - Number 0021 here is video "CLICK".
|John Simkiss with Titus 8080 Octal Code Card|
John went home with several additional historical microcomputer items including this "John Titus's 8080 Octal code card shown in the photo.
Several other first of a kind from our museum collection for John - One of the first Intel 8 bit microprocessor chips the 8008 and a never out of the box - one of the very first Intel EPROM chips the 1702A.
John added some nice items to our museum collection as well as taking some home - he donated HP 41C, HP41CX, HP 19B2 calculators with manuals. Really nice addition. I think that 19B Business Consultant 2 will be used in our business in addition the museum collection.
|John pointing our the MARK-8 computer|
John pointing out one of our MARK-8 computers on display in the museum.
Here is a full audio description of this display case including the MARK-8 -- "CLICK"
|Apple computer display|
Looking over part of our Apple microcomputer displays. We also made a visit to the local bank vault where our museum's original Apple-1 computers are stored for a good look. More about our original Apple-1 computers look here "CLICK"
Here is a video of this Altair in operation "CLICK"
|Altair original CPU board version 0|
A peak inside John's Altair at an original MITS CPU board revision 0 with serial number in the 400's on the board.
|C8080A Intel Microprocessor|
Original C8080A microprocessor chip in the Altair.
|1K MITS Altair RAM memory|
Original 1K MITS Altair RAM memory board revision 0 and serial number 451 with computer sn 414.
|David G Larsen|
"by David Larsen" KK4WW Computer Collector / Historian
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