Altair 8800 Emulator Kit
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New in revision 1.4:
- Circuitry to install 2nd serial port
- Circuitry and audio jack to support Processor Technology’s Music System for the Altair (1970’s computer music!)
- Expansion port for upcoming internal serial/video interface
- And best of all: No need to desolder or otherwise abuse/molest your Arduino Due to use an SD card!
The MAX3232 Serial Module option provides a DB9 serial connection and a laser cut panel for the back of your Altair-Duino that mounts your DB9, power jack, and audio jack. (See installation instructions here.)
I’ve also added an option to include a micro SD card pre-loaded with disk images and tested. A few people have told me they’ve had difficulty finding an SD card that works. I’ve found that low-capacity cards work best, but they are becoming increasingly hard to find. These cards are 256MB – 1GB. Don’t worry about it being too small, I doubt there is 256MB of software for the Altair in existence! (An Altair 8″ floppy he;d 330k, and a 5.25″ “Mini-Disk” held 75k…)
David Hansel has also made some awesome updates to the software that will enable you to upload and save software to the SD card, emulate a 5MB hard drive, support multiple serial ports, and more!
This is a beginner to intermediate kit for people with experience soldering. It can be built in approximately 4-5 hours. Please read the Build Instructions to familiarize yourself with the construction of the kit, and don’t be afraid to email me with questions.
International Customers (outside the USA):By default his kit includes a 9 volt power adapter made to connect to a Type A electrical socket (used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan). You can choose to receive a 9 volt EU power adapter. If you want to use another power adapter, make sure it has a 5.5×2.1mm plug and provides 9v-12v at 1 amp. You can also power the Altair-Duino from a USB port.
*Please note: due to licensing issues the Bluetooth module will not connect to iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) but will connect to Mac and Windows computers.
|Shipping Weight||42 oz|