Resources for Rebuilding Vintage IBM Computers #VintageComputers #RetroComputing #IBMPC @IBM
Recently, after envying my fellow techies with their vintage Commodore, Apple, and Atari computers, I turned to an old favorite. My first “real” PC was the first IBM desktop clone from Compaq. IBMs were too expensive for me. Not anymore. You can find really good machines on social media at favorable prices as the generation that bought them are downsizing.
Here are some resources I have found for researching your computer and finding information on your restoration:
Do you have your favorite sites? Please post them in the comments below and post them on Twitter tagging @Adafruit and @MikeDigitalHome
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.