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RE: [N8VEM-S100:496] FP Mini *generic* front panel project

Depending on how this goes I could be interested as well, though I prefer
the Altair look vice the IMSAI look

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From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On
Behalf Of lynchaj
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 10:30 AM
To: N8VEM-S100
Subject: [N8VEM-S100:496] FP Mini *generic* front panel project

Hi Leon!  Thanks!  Just for clarification, the FPMini is an "unannounced
project" at the moment -- basically a home brew side line.  The jist of the
idea is to make an S-100 Front Panel board similar to those found on early
S-100 machines and retaining the S-100 form factor.

While it has some functional overlap with the S-100 System Monitor Board,
the FPMini is quite different.  It is less capable as a system monitor and
is restricted to 8-bit only.  However, it can do more "traditional" front
panel tasks like bootstraping the CPU in a ROM- less system.  There may or
may not be a niche for such a board.  We'll see how this progresses.

This is really just in the "good idea" and/or private experimentation stage
right now.  I'll post more later if and when things further develop.  Sorry
to be so ambiguous but the project is still quite ill- defined.

Thanks for the encouragement though!  Have a nice day!

Andrew Lynch

On Nov 25, 2:52 am, Elsid <le...@swiftdsl.com.au> wrote:
> Sorry for the Typo. I meant IMSAI of course.
> On Nov 25, 6:48 pm, Elsid <le...@swiftdsl.com.au> wrote:
> > Andrew,
> >  I noticed you dropped a schematic and pcb for a FPMini (Mini IMSIA
> > 8080 Front Panel)
> > It looks to be from the guy at this 
> > blog:http://uxpro.com/fpmini/blogs/blog1.php
> > Are you or is he, going to make a production run of this board. If 
> > so I would be very interested in getting a couple.
> > Leon Byles- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text-