Photos: Hardware Hoarders - Your old computers (PART 1)

Paul Grabinars UK101

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Paul Grabinars UK101

Paul Grabinars UK101

Paul Grabinar is a self-confessed hoarder, with "various bits of kit". He's sent in this picture of his oldest, "my UK101 that was built at the start of 1980. It worked first time it was assembled and powered up and still works today. I switch it on about once a year, just to check! "It came with 4k of memory, expandable to 8k (the photo shows all 8k installed) and an additional 1k for the screen memory. "You can also make out some hardware mods where I changed the board to blank the screen during screen memory updates and improved the performance of the tape interface. "You can see further photos, including the components before construction, at: http://www.ranbarg.com/photogallery/gallery.php?directory=UK101."

 

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