Today I spent sometime cleaning up and reorganizing the garage. I accidentally unearthed an old artifacts which brought back many good memories of my early computing years.
As pictured, the 8K static RAM expansion adapter was made from 4 x 6116 (2K x 8 ) statics memory chip for my Commodore VIC 20. It was my personal home PC back then, before moving to C64, Amiga 500 and finally PC Clone. 🙂
I recalled that I spend one weekend morning during my high school year, wiring them all up using point to point wiring technique. These memory chips were quite expensive back then. I’ve to beg for more allowance and saved just enough to able to buy those chips and related parts.
As you can see, I didn’t use wire wrapping sockets just to keep the down cost.
Now with the additional whopping 8K RAM, the possibility are endless. 🙂
I recalled spending endless hours entering thousand lines of hex codes each month for new games and programs published in printed magazine article.