A favorite activity at the show returns this year – Learn to Solder!
So, you feel inspired by all of the vintage 8-bit computers on display at the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast? Why not get yourself your very own 8-bit computer kit from the concessions stand, and build your own like 1975? We have an assortment of 8-bit computer kits that range from Random Blinky boards to full functioning wrist watches. Kits range from $5-$30.
Each of our kits contain a modern 8-bit Atmel processor and are pre-programmed in BASIC for their various function. BASIC reprogramming kits are also available for $15 that include the software and USB programmer that allow you to re-purpose your kit for whatever purpose you dream up!
The list of kits includes:
- Flashy Blinky
- Simon Memory Game
- POV Ruler
- MOOD Medallion
- Programmable Musical Organ
- Digital Abacus with Algebraic and RPN Input Modes
We will have a few soldering irons hot and ready for you to use. There will be knowledgeable staff ready and willing to help you learn to solder, improve your skills (or even de-solder). We charge nothing for this service. We can also help some with dead vintage computers. We may ask you to come back to one of our monthly meetings if it’s a complicated vintage computer repair.