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    here is a piece of equipment the belongs in a museum

    its the original laser computer by laser media the Click image for larger version. 

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    Talk about flashbacks. I used to work with those at Chameleon Productions.

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    NNST 100 GO

    A "Zap" of all things.. Still in working order?

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    i also got a whole milk crate full of shows on chips and about 10 fully populated show boards and a few extra other boards

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    Quote Originally Posted by VJ AIWAZ View Post
    i also got a whole milk crate full of shows on chips and about 10 fully populated show boards and a few extra other boards

    all you need to talk to it is a serial port or USB to serial adapter and a terminal program.

    I'm thinking 9600 8N1.

    ? brings up the help if I remember right.

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    Beautiful! Museum is right.

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    Andrew, you'd love it,

    8080/Z80 based, STD Bus, and a analog sizer/rotator driven by multipling dacs that does not lose resolution.
    8 bit images though,on eprom.

    http://leftbrain.us/history/lasermedia.html

    Boots in a fraction of a second and hot swappable cards.

    Eproms are encrypted.

    I have a few cards some where.

    I know of one other system that was working as of two years ago, and most of the cards are mil-spec.

    My memory is fuzzy, but If you just want a still up, you type the frame number and size and hit the carriage return.

    So 99 10 <CR> and you should see a image.

    Or 10 <CR> and you should get a image.

    The test patterns are built in and are NNST (the Laser Media pattern, still included with Pango) and BBST, which is for tuning the blanking galvo, so NNST <CR> should get you the test pattern at the current size, speed, and effect.

    I think its VT50, VT100 or VT110 emulation on the terminal , at 9600 8N1.

    Other then that I don't know a thing.

    Belongs in the Smithsonian, or in whatever system Bob Hess has created to preserve his collection for posterity.

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    i have a almost fully populated rack(13 out of 16 spaces) and 10 extra show cards plus a few boxes full of eproms

    and i do know of one person that still has a running rack (its a 10 space)

    its an old LM employee and he has all of the manuals for almost all LM products

    and i also have a lm to ilda converter (show emproms and topas)

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    its an old LM employee and he has all of the manuals for almost all LM products
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    Could you please see if he has drawings for "Mandela Zero", its a abstract console.

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