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My computer case is nearing completion, with the paint added and buttons installed, but the trim for the outer edges of the case must be cut to size. Then, I have to complete the electronics for blinking buttons and a spinning radar screen!
Lessons Learned: Only do metalwork if you have the right tools-
My desktop finally is set up; Although I need to build case covers for the keyboard and Graphics Card/Power supply. I’m not sure if I want to make the keyboard cover in wood or buy an office tan metal project box. Either way, I want the Power supply/Graphics card to look like an original IBM 729 Mark V Tape Drive, I even have miniature reel to reels (Salvaged from an old QIC tape) to sputter back and forth like it is reading data!
My Commodore 64 Keyboard works perfectly, and the external graphics card plays all of my games perfectly (Except Battlefield 3) and my animated desktop of “GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR” never skips a beat. Perhaps you’d like to Play a Game?
But I rarely get the time to play, I’ve constantly got homework and research on my hands. Oh Well; Back to the Grind!
So the computer case is almost done; I’ve finished the mini-table and connected panel face and bottom together. The switches are not in firmly (Not to be painted with the face) and the door to the disk drives are held by a weak magnet. I still need to paint; I also need to put on the trim and computer and radar screens, then she’ll be done! [SPYTCH-127]
I can’t wait to see the rest of what comes out of the Mann vs. Machine update!
So the Computer case is coming along well!
1. I finally fixed the back (The back was too long and extended past the correct length) So I hammered it out, then re-bent the metal and added more rivet holes) and now the door can close correctly and open to it’s full length!
2. All of the new buttons came in (It took me a year to find the right buttons to match the original plans, I went with the EAO #61 series switch from Allied Electronics)
3. I need to find a magnifying glass that will make the LCD look like a CRT screen with bent edges. Any Suggestions would be welcome!
4. I definitely need to have a 5 1/4” floppy drive
New Computer Equiptment! I can’t wait to set it up.
And I think the case is coming along pretty well, If I do say so myself.
Finally got my Keyrah Commodore 64 keyboard interface today!
I can use the C64 Keyboard on my modern computer, it has a USB port and joystick interface, along with 2 keyboard setups, one for daily Windows use (Which makes the keys have the same placement as modern keyboards), and one for Commodore 64 Emulators.
Now I just need to build a case- Which to do, a 1970’s business tan or a wooden case?
Here’s another project I’m working on, A case cover for my (Currently Kaput) Computer! Its based off of the Team Fortress 2 Control Consoles seen throughout most of the levels (The one seen here is Junction). I started this about a year ago and just didn’t have the time to work on it in college (Plus it was back at home).
One piece of advice I can give you- Sheet Metal is really hard to work with without (Or even with) the proper tools. Use something easier like Plexiglass instead.
So it looks as though my motherboard for my desktop is kaput, and the processor fitting type is 2 generations old, so I’ve got to use my laptop until I order a new EVERYTHING (Except hard drive and Power Supply)
IBM 7030 Stretch - IBM’s first transistorized computer and specially designed for the Los Alamos Laboratory
“Ok, when I flip this switch, one out of 50 different indicators should start flashing in a non-sequential pattern, and from then on, it’s a game of hide and seek”
Nike Ajax Air Defense Missile Control
Do you think it’s bad that there’s an indicator for Missile Reject?
Here, Have an IBM 729 Mark V Tape Drive.
(Although the tapes spin, the vacuum columns stay at the same height)
IBM 701 Tape Drive
I really, really like old computers.
The first ASCII Art seen here on the IBM 1403 Line Printer.
Abraham Lincoln never looked better.
Probably the first example of Internet Pornography. Seen here on the SAGE Operator Panel. The Semi-Automatic-Ground-Enviroment was the first system to use an interactive pen input system, a modem connected network inter-continental network, the biggest computer in recorded history (the AN/FSQ-7) and also have funny service-men working on it.