Reproduction SCELBI 8B demonstrated at the Museum Of Computing History (UK)

I just received this report from David Williams in the UK.

Hi Mike,

Just thought I’d drop you an email to let you know, I took my SCELBI 8B to the Retro Computer Festival at the Museum Of Computing History last weekend. Only a handful of people recognised the system initially but hopefully a few more people are now aware of the history behind the machine.

I spent a good while describing the system to one chap who I later discovered is the guy heading up the EDSAC replica build at Bletchly Park.

I was able to demonstrate the basics of the system using the monitor program to edit & display memory along with entering short programs. I couldn’t get SCELBAL to load due to a RAM fault (Only Identified when I got back home) which was a shame.

I’ve attached a photo of the setup. Terminal being used is a TI Silent 745. The box below the SCELBI is the power supply, Teletype interface to the right and a fast-load box as described in issue 1 & 2 of the SCELBI newsletters.

Cheers,
Dave

David William's 8B (reproduction)

David William’s 8B (reproduction)

One Response to “Reproduction SCELBI 8B demonstrated at the Museum Of Computing History (UK)”

  1. Jack Rubin says:

    Very nice – good work by both of you!

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