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(12-12-2019 03:18 AM)Craig Bladow Wrote:  I purchased and read this book, "The "COMPULATOR" BOOK - BUILDING SUPER CALCULATORS AND MINICOMPUTER HARDWARE WITH CALCULATOR CHIPS" by R.P. Haviland in the late 1970's. I was a high school student at the time and the title of the book led me to hope that I could build a computer from calculator chips. To this day I remember being disappointed by the book but couldn't quite remember why, so I re-read the book recently.

The first computer I worked on that was actually in the same room with me was the Wang 3300 minicomputer. It ran up to sixteen terminals in BASIC (we had only four - two locally and two by dial-in). Years later I found out that it was designed around the 74181 4-bit ALU chips! To us it was a fantastic machine and it fit on a desktop. I'm still fond of that computer.

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THE "COMPULATOR" BOOK - Craig Bladow - 12-12-2019, 03:18 AM
RE: THE "COMPULATOR" BOOK - BobVA - 12-12-2019, 04:27 PM
RE: THE "COMPULATOR" BOOK - Craig Bladow - 12-13-2019, 03:01 AM
RE: THE "COMPULATOR" BOOK - toml_12953 - 12-12-2019 05:42 PM
RE: THE "COMPULATOR" BOOK - Craig Bladow - 12-13-2019, 03:05 AM

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