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The Machine Room is Back!
This is the recovered Machine Room from 2005. Please don't expect wonders. The look and feel of this site is nine years old, and so is its code. Some of the functionality has been recovered while the rest of the site is modernised and restructured. Watch this space!

Digital Research ComputersBig Board

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A black and white ad of the Big Board. The image is big but very informative. Notice how this is a computer for real men — it doesn't even come with a power supply (read the ad, the user is expected to provide their own).
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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
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Pricing 279.00 USD (United States, 1980)
Emphasis First contact, Hardware hacking, Programming
Timeline Released: 1980
CPU type Z80A
CPU clock rate 4 MHz
ROM Size 8 KiB
RAM Size 64 KiB
Text modes 80x24
I/O Ports Composite video, Expansion, Keyboard

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