Bought a Digicomp DR-70 Astrology Microcomputer [1981]

Kankurou1010

09 Dec 2018, 04:21

https://imgur.com/a/4HgqT57

Well, I got it. It's pretty freaking cool.
MEI WEAB switches. wiki/MEI_T-5_series They are linear.They are not mx compatible lol. Anymore info on them is appreciated. Keycaps are doubleshot and they look really nice...

This thing uses a frickin' key to turn on. It sounds so mechanical it's amazing. Felt more like starting an engine then turning on a computer. Video of me turning it on: https://streamable.com/nysju

The shift key locks down, and lights up when locked. Here's a video of that: https://streamable.com/34dnt

And here's a video of me just pressing some of the keys: https://streamable.com/3iwpe
(sorry for it being rotated)

All in all, very satisfied with my purchase. Awesome piece of vintage equipment for 100$, even if I don't resell it.
Also, here's some interesting links about it: http://www.duncancampbell.org/menu/jour ... mputer.pdf
https://www.audioacrobat.com/playv/WdRjKh2Q

RONALD REAGAN used this machine to make important political decisions. Can't believe it. Read the first link, really really interesting.
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mcmaxmcmc

11 Dec 2018, 19:46

Certainly a very cool board! Nice color scheme.

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flowerlandfilms

12 Dec 2018, 00:50

If you do decide to resell it, I may be in the market.

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whiffysole

18 Dec 2018, 17:02

That thing is beautiful! I love old equipment like this.

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