got a really old 8088 from a friend - looking to see if I can make it work - or at the very least STUDY it - also have floppy disks of OLD.
First pictures of the machine. inside and out and the backside.
The front, I think the name in the logo is ASTRA, tagline is "The Complete Computer", there are 2 5 inch floppy drives, one RESET Button, one TURBO Button and a keyhole for Locking the system.
Motherboard 02 - the so many ICs on the bottom right are the RAM (I think).
Floppy drives and the Power Supply
Font close-up of the 2 drives
that's the processor, 8088 - apparently this one is made by NEC, when we learned about these in the courses, only INTEL came up as the manufacturer.
one of the 2 ICs on the bottom is an IO multiplexer IC and the other I have to check (dont remember atm) - the black thing on the top side is basically done by me, the sticker came off of the EEPROM, I only had scotch tape and black marker at the time.
the RAM Bank.
The Power Supply, 180W
Ports at the back - no idea what these are - two of these look like DB9 and DB25, but need to check what the signals are actually.
Anyone know how and what type of DISPLAY goes with it - or what can i use in place of a display, SERIAL TERMINAL, maybe? made of Arduino or Pi