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Coming Soon! (4/21/07-PCBs are being tested right now!)
88-ACR - Cassette Tape Interface Card Set
88-2SIO - 2 Port Serial Card
88-PMC - 1k ROM card
88-4MCS - 4k static memory card
SuperAltair Card - 64k RAM, 512k FLASH, Disk drive emulator, ADM3 emulator (VGA/NTSC/PAL and PS2), Ethernet, MP3, and more!
Please visit the Stockly Electronics Forums for a discussion of this kit!
"I held it up against the original and it looked absolutely perfect. I'm impressed! :)
If everything else is this good at the fine detail level (I'm sure they are functionally) then you're truly producing a top-quality item!"
- Erik Klein, http://www.vintage-computer.com - After looking at the 4 slot motherboard I mailed him
What is this?
My Hobby, I think...
What are your intentions? Are you trying to make a living?
Nope. I just hope I can break even in the end. This kit was made in about 6 months of evenings and weekends. I'm not making a profit selling these. If I were, no one would be able to afford the kit. Due to using the highest quality parts and materials, the kit is expensive to build!
Your web page stinks!
Yeah, and it took me forever to toggle in all these characters! ; )
I think that covers most questions and concerns. Click on the "'Creation of a Kit' Story" above to learn the details of how/why/when.
|4/21/07 - Discounts for veterans and
military are available. Possible educational discounts
available. Reservations for units may be made now.
I will not expect or accept any money until a kit is ready to
sold/shipped. These "reservations" are non binding of course, they are just place holders. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org about it and include "Altair" in the subject line.
|The Altair 8800 Kit is built using the highest quality
available. Every part is new or new old stock.
required to complete the kit is included except the power cord, which I
do not want to include due to possible liability issues.
The kit contains:
This Altair kit is functionally and in most ways physically identical to the original Altair 8800 Computer. A complete listing of differences is available. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I will be glad to provide requested pictures, specifications, or a description of your area of interest. Any peripheral or software designed for the Altair will work without a problem in this unit.
Additional 4 slot motherboard kits (with 4 card edge connectors) are available at a price of $90 each.
The kit comes with a guarantee that you will end up with a fully functional Altair. As long as you make a good effort at assembling the kit, and pay shipping both ways, I will diagnose and repair your kit for free. This guarantee does not cover physical damage to any part during or because of incorrect installation. Some parts, if damaged, cost so little that I would not charge for replacement. PCBs, Power supply, or the case for example would not be replaced for free.
See "More Pictures" for the kit contents!
Stephen Gabaly of Obtronix, creator of the Apple I and Mark-8 kits - he was a HUGE help with many aspects of the kit!
Steven Reidman of Mile High Testing Services, for providing raw PCB to Gerber scanning services. EXCELLENT quality, service, and pricing!
Erik Klein of http://www.vintage-computer.com, for the loan of the bare Rev 0 4 slot motherboard and for being a good friend throughout the development
John Woodall, ebay seller "vintagemicros", for all the great S-100 cards and the bare 18 slot motherboard, as well as encouragement along the way. ;)
Todd Fisher of IMSAI, for giving me some very good advice a year ago about what to expect when taking on this kit project!
Richard Cini, creator of the Altair32 Altair 8800 emulator
Henry S. Courbis of GSE-Reactive, because Altairs are way better than Apple IIs. :P Thanks for being a good friend!
Howard Harte of Harte Technologies
Forrest Mims, Ed Roberts, Popular Electronics - without them, I guess you wouldn't be looking at this web page!
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