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VCF Midwest Exhibit

August 14, 2014

There’s a vintage computer fair near chicago next month and i’m thinkng of going. Besides meeting some of the guys from the cosmac elf mailing list I’d like to have an olduino exhibit. So far, I have in mind a standup sign, an interactive table exhibit, and maybe some example cards.

The standup sign would be something like this
14-08-14 standup

and the interactive table exhibit would be a thingie like below. This example has the nokia LCD and an ultrasonic rangefinder. It cycles the standard starship animation and, below it, it shows the distance to the nearest obstacle in front of the sensor. The idea is to show ahow a 1970’s processor can use modern, off-the-shelf peripherals.
14-08-14 oblique

14-08-14 top

Here’s a video of the running demo

and the teardown

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