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11/27/2006
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Mitch Wagner
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Get Ready To Party Like It's 1975

Hobbyist Grant Stockly is selling reproductions of the Altair 8800 assembly kit. The 8800 was a pioneering personal computer, which users put together for themselves from a kit. Stockly's reproduction includes original and new components. "Every part required to complete the kit is included except the power co

Altair 8800Hobbyist Grant Stockly is selling reproductions of the Altair 8800 assembly kit. The 8800 was a pioneering personal computer, which users put together for themselves from a kit. Stockly's reproduction includes original and new components. "Every part required to complete the kit is included except the power cord, which I do not want to include due to possible liability issues," he says.

The kit contains: -Revision 0 Display/Control board, revision 0 CPU board, revision 0 1k SRAM board, and revision 0 motherboard -Genuine Optima enclosure with powder coated and ink silk screened dress panel -ALL parts required to complete the kit (please see "More Pictures" for examples of kit contents) -8v 100W Switching Power Supply, +16v/-16v/5v 60W Switching Power Supply -Restored Altair 8800 Construction Manual, Technical Manual, Operators Manual, as well as my own full color assembly guide with step-by-step instructions illustrating the assembly process. Over 80 hours has been put just into the documentation (deleting copy machine specks, positioning text blocks and page numbers, etc)

The kits are for sale on eBay, and will be available before Christmas.

(Via Boing Boing.)

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