Bit preserve – contributing and archiving KiCad schematic files of vintage computers

The Bit Preserve repository is re-creating the classic computer schematics in KiCad. Why KiCad? Long story short, KiCad is an open source tool and has an accessible file format. This makes it ideal for preserving a schematic long term. Bit Preserve is envisioned as a community contribution project.

Pick a system, find a schematic, and start drawing. The project has picked KiCad as the primary schematic capture tool. If there are variants of the schematic, give them their own directory. If you see a system you’d like to contribute but it isn’t listed, just submit a pull request. If you start working on a system, do a pull on the readme file in that directory and put your name there as “working on it.”

Here are some links to get background about the project.

See the video below and more on Bald Engineer and GitHub


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