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VCF 9.0 - Build-It-Yourself Workshops

Replica 1 SE Workshop
Vintage Computer Festival 9.0
Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California
Saturday November 4, 2006 10:00am

Description

In this workshop participants will build the Briel Computers replica 1 SE. The replica 1 is a functional clone of the famous Apple 1, the computer designed by Steve Wozniak (Woz) and upon which Apple Computer was founded. It was featured in Wired Magazine's Cult of Mac section and in the book "Apple 1 Replica Creation" by Tom Owad. The replica 1 SE contains many of the original components of the Apple 1 including the 6502 CPU and the 6821 PIA.

This workshop will cover the complete assembly of this fun to build 8-bit computer. Some soldering experience is expected but a special, nearly assembled version will be available upon prior request for participants with no soldering experience. This workshop is limited to ten participants, so personal assistance from the instructor will be available throughout the session.

BONUS: Get your board signed by Woz himself, who will be participating in the Apple 30th year anniversary celebration at the VCF on Saturday, November 4!

Instructor

This workshop will be conducted by Vince Briel, a computer engineer from Ohio and founder of Briel Computers. Vince is the designer of the Replica 1 and has over 20 years of hardware design experience. Vince manages large computer networks and spends most of his spare time designing new hardware projects.

Pre-Requisites and Tools

The completed replica 1 kit requires only a power supply, PS/2 type keyboard and a monitor or television with composite video inputs. A monitor will be available in the workshop lab for testing built kits once they've been assembled. Participants should bring a soldering iron and solder, wire cutters, and needle-nose pliers.

Participants with previous soldering experience will find this kit relatively simply to complete. For those with little or no soldering experience, a mostly assembled version is available at no extra charge upon request when registering.

The entire workshop will run for approximately two hours.

Registration

The fee for this workshop is $149.00 (a savings of $10 off the normal kit price), which includes the replica 1 SE kit. To reserve your spot, click on the register button below and follow the payment instructions (via PayPal). Fees should be paid in advance of the session, although walk-in participants on the day of the workshop will be welcomed. Pre-paid participants should bring a photo identification to the workshop to confirm their identity.

Cost: $149

Inquiries regarding this workshop should be directed by e-mail to workshop@vintage.org.

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