April 9, 2011 84 Comments
I am exchanging all my new arduino shield and gadget kits if you’re willing to dig up some old stuff to trade with me. Here is a list of wanted old stuff:
1) Computer processors such as 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium pro, AMD K5, K6, 6502, Z80, Motorola 6800, 68000, 68010, DEC processors etc. Anything that is processor is wanted. I want older ones more than newer ones, such as P4 or else.
My personal collection of 200+ computer processors from the late 70’s to dual core AMD! (Thanks Matt and Chris)
Nice DEC processors, shiny! (Circular object is the heat sink.)
2) Classic computer games (original copy): Wolf3D, warcraft, Dune, Dune2, quake, etc.
3) Old computer software such as original copy of IBM DOS or MS DOS or else.
4) Old computer-related literature such as books on how to select a computer in the 80’s, computer dictionary or other interesting literature revealing the good old time of rams in KB, hard drives in MBs and Pentium was the highest level of computer game graphic details.
Right now, exchange of PCB and kits is open to everyone interested. Leave me a message of what you have or even a link to a picture or two so I can decide whether to make the exchange. If I don’t know you on the forum, I may need to mail you the trade after I receive your package.
My favorite exchanges from last time with Phi-1 shields:
The left side is a part of a mother board for a pre-Pentium processor. A friend couldn’t remove the processor without damaging it so he cut the board and shipped it with other processors all the way from Europe so I could extract the processor with a CPU extraction tool. The right is a surface mount processor another friend painstakingly removed from a board with professional tools among the dozen or so other surface mount processors.