The lab

A project log for Gigatron TTL microcomputer

Just because! A home computer without microprocessor

Marcel van KervinckMarcel van Kervinck 04/02/2017 at 11:216 Comments

This is what my geek corner looks like. Spring is in the air, so in the upcoming months I will spend more time on the balcony with a Chardonnay than here :-)


agp.cooper wrote 07/01/2018 at 00:26 point

I don't believe you! The area of your PCB is far too high for the amount of electronic stuff you are showing. You have another room that you are not showing us!? For example you don't have any logic data books and/or printouts.

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Marcel van Kervinck wrote 07/01/2018 at 00:36 point

There's one folder with datasheet printouts on the desk's lower shelf. The TTL cookbook in the living room (bookshelf behind the wall). This picture is from more than 1 year ago, with the design half in mind and the big breadboard still unwired. There are hundreds of 74LS chips in the green containers.

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agp.cooper wrote 07/01/2018 at 01:25 point

Perhaps. I have progressively cleaned out my stuff over the years but I still have a bookcase of data manuals/printouts, a bookcase of components, a book case of old projects. But not all electronics of course, a lot of computing and mathematical stuff as well. There is even a CNC machine in there (actually two CNC machines). I have a bundle of USB cables hanging up in the wardrobe (so I can find them).

I am a reformed horder. I now buy my components as required. But in the past (before the Internet) you had to buy them as you found them (in/from electronics magazines).

I no longer make my own PCB so all that stuff is gone.

Most my computing stuff from the '80s and 90's (even an orginal set of IBM PC technical manuals) is gone.

Car stuff gone.

Mining stuff gone.



Perhaps it is time for another throw out (sad!).

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Dylan Brophy wrote 06/28/2018 at 19:14 point

I like it! It's nice!!!

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Attila Kalinka wrote 06/28/2018 at 10:56 point

Is it the 6502 die on the wall ?

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Marcel van Kervinck wrote 06/28/2018 at 11:24 point

Yes, well spotted!

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