InfoAge calls itself a "Science History Learning Center and WW II Museum." Thanks to Google I was able to get a private tour in advance of the opening to the general public.
Our tour guide, Evan Koblentz.
Apollo LEM Logic Board.
Logic Board up close. Made by Ratheon Co. Serial # "Ray 2." The only way to test these is with a capsule.
Univac 1540 magnetic tape device
Univac 1532 i/o console.
Univac 1532 up close.
IBM Punch Card Sorter.
Transistor from first portable computer. The first portable computer was deemed so because it lived in a giant truck.
DEC PDP-8. Below, sofware tapes and a SAM 76 language manual. I was allowed to _carefully_ handle the manual with the warning "If you rip it, we'll be very unhappy."
The anthology of the first year of Dr. Dobb's.
RCA microprocessor educational board - Cosmac Microtutor
Spacewar - Cromemco, Charleston Rd. Mountain View, CA.
Look familiar? A sibling of this machine was used as a prop in Wargames.
I don't know anything about The Bugbook, but it looked too interesting to pass up.
Heathkit microprocessor learning kit.
Some IBM training machine IIRC.
I learned so much about computers from manuals just like these.
I adore how the Commodore Pet proudly shows its alternate character set. Learning how to release those was a key driving force toward my early interest in computers.
There's a TRS-80 next to this. Why no picture? Dunno.
TI/99-4A. My first computer. This one has an expansion box behind it - something I never had, but coveted.
DEC Mounting Panel.
This is a Univac Generator.
So many fascinating things in that pile.
Matt, local volunteer, admiring a visitor's bottle of IBM Magic Smoke.
I can accept that there's 00 and 000 buttons, but what are the |, ||, |||, and |||| buttons for?
PDP-11 Programming Card.
Y U NOT NO ASCII?
Memory cards from a PDP-11, I think. Why the colors and numbers? I have no idea.
Fred Carl, InfoAge board member.
Edison Voicewriter - we got to handle wax cylinders.
The Snow White record was playable even with the priting.
The origin of "Record Album."
200,000 Volt Tesla Coil. A Jacob's Ladder was nearby but I forgot to check it out.
THEREMIN! I played a Theremin! I was able to get a song out of it.
Cute joke. Someone stuck a Windows XP Printer Test Page into a typewriter.
What a concept. A board game that mixed with a radio program.
Here's another: radio bingo. Hell. Yes.
There's plenty of WWII-era communications equipment, which we quickly rushed by in order to get to the computers.
A video of one of the volunteers, Ray Chase.
1930's Field Radio Set.
Model 53 Airborne Motor Scooter.