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SuperAltair Card (for the 680) - 64k RAM, 512k FLASH, Disk drive emulator, ADM3 emulator (VGA/NTSC/PAL and PS2), Ethernet, MP3, and more!
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|The Altair 680 is one of my favorite computers.
Its small, easy to assemble, and in its minimal configuration
is very useful. The Altair 680 comes with 1k of memory, 256
bytes of system monitor ROM, and 768 bytes of VTL-2 (Very Tiny
Language) ROM. With these minimalist resources it is able to
do quite a lot! VTL-2 is an amazing piece of code!
The Altair 680 can easily be upgraded to 32k or more of
memory and run MITS basic which allows even more powerful programs (and
compatibility with a vast variety of existing basic programs).
Please see the forums for software examples and screen shots!
|7/07/07 - Discounts for veterans and active
military are available. Possible educational discounts
available. Reservations for units may be made now.
I will not expect or accept any money until something is ready to
sold/shipped. These "reservations" are non binding of course,
they are just place holders. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
about it and include "Altair" in the subject line.
|The Altair 680 replica kit is built using the highest
available. Every part is new or new old stock.
required to complete the kit is included except the power cord, which I
do not want to include due to possible liability issues.
The kit contains:
This Altair 680 replica is functionally and in most ways physically identical to the original Altair 680 Computer. All peripherals and software designed for the Altair 680 will work with this model. A complete listing of differences is available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I will be glad to provide requested pictures, specifications, or a description of your area of interest.
3 slot expander card kits (with 4 card edge connectors) are available at a price of $100 each.
The kit comes with a guarantee that you will end up with a fully functional Altair. As long as you make a good effort at assembling the kit, and pay shipping both ways, I will diagnose and repair your kit for free. This guarantee does not cover physical damage to any part during or because of incorrect installation. Some parts, if damaged, cost so little that I would not charge for replacement. PCBs, Power supply, or the case for example would not be replaced for free.
See "More Pictures" for the kit contents!
Tom Sanderson of http://www.virtualaltair.com/ a former Pertec employee, for loaning me his vintage Altair 680 and related materials for the project. This would not be possible without him!
Steve Shepard a former MITS employee, for loaning me near perfect copies of Altair 680 manuals!
Frank McCoy, for the VTL-2 software and new manual!
Geoff Harrison, Bill Degnan, and Dan Roganti for helping me verify VTL-2 EPROM code and retype old programs
Steven Reidman of Mile High Testing Services, for providing raw PCB to Gerber scanning services. EXCELLENT quality, service, and pricing!
|©2007 Grant Stockly