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Offline Veramacor

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Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« on: February 21, 2010, 10:11:45 pm »
I was thinking about hacking into an old Hayes modem and I came across this beast!  a 1964/65 acoustic modem that STILL WORKS.

This guy shows it browsing Wikipedia at 300 baud using lynx (a text only browser)

 
If anyone can share dinosaur electronics that still work I'd love to see it.  I'd even accept a circa 1905 Light bulb that still turns on  ;D


Have at it....
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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 10:58:16 pm »
The 741 op-amp, totally obsolete and still made!

I have loads in my junkbox I'll probably never use.
 

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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 10:24:06 pm »
That's freekin awesome, always nice to see retro electronics still in use. That's by far the oldest piece of gear I've ever seen still working.

He did mention it's analog. Since Its a digital circuit going into it, and since it's just 1's and 0's going out of it. Couldn't they have just used a tube to switch between two circuits. One producing a high and one low. and have an RJ-11 jack on the back.
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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 12:27:17 pm »
I've just watched the Youtube video, it's amazing that it still works!
 

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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 08:45:05 pm »
what about all the 1960's quad amps still being used daily (albeit with replacement caps as they were not very clever at putting the right volateg ones in in those days). I have or did have when i lived in Italy a 1940's radiogram which eventually was reduced to just the radio/amp, I actually set it up as pc speakers at one point, it was the very best radio I'd ever used to pick up the BBC WWS on AM SW radio far superior sensitivity than the modern garbage you buy.

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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 01:34:55 am »
That's amazing that it still works! What a piece of furniture, these days it would be made out of injected molded plastic.
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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 12:28:31 am »
awesome...

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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 11:53:29 pm »
I quite like the dovetailing, very classy.
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Re: Dinosaur Electronics - It keeps going and going...
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 08:18:44 pm »
When I saw that my first thought was of something I found at work - a box very similar to that with some very low value resistors (highest value 10 mohms) 0.1% accuracy. They were custom built by the company 40 years ago.
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