The OpenBrite Turbo controller for Vectrex

Stephen Wylie blogged about his Turbo Vectrex controller build:  The main impetus for this was to have a homebrew controller that actually featured an analog joystick, since there were few if any guides elaborating how to fashion one from an existing controller.  I acquired a couple Parallax 2-axis joysticks with breadboard mounting capability to do […]

A look inside a ’70s voltage and current standard

SQKYBeaver did a teardown of a Techtron Standards type 51 voltage and current standard: Absolutely amazing inside! The wires to the front panel look like the were loomed by a professional Spacecraft mechanic. every one individually numbered it must have taken hours. only 4 rc4136 quad opamps for all this functionality, two dating back to 1973.

Vintage multimeter – Weston 6000

Teardown and repair of a Vintage multimeter – Weston 6000 by KuzyaTech: Another addition to my growing collection of vintage multimeters is this Weston Schlumberger Model 6000 meter from the mid 1970s The meter was listed as in almost like new condition except for a spot on the front panel. It came with (very rubbery) test […]

Interfacing Arduino with an HP LED display from the ’70s

John demonstrates how to interface a vintage LED display with the Arduino. The display in question is a HP 5082-745 model, found in calculators, and other products from this manufacturer in the ’70s. Using the display is very easy – kudos to the engineers at HP for making a simple design that could be reusable […]