So what do you do when you have 1 week off? You buy a mini mainframe.... or at least sort of...
Bought a Wang 2200 MVP-A today 😀 Made somewhere between 1976-1979 according to the different part stickers inside.
This little beast is not really PC Compatible but it Runs BASIC-2 and FORTRAN.
The CPU is fully TTL Logic, with an upgrade to 64KB memory (i think, might be 128kb) and runs about comparable to 2-3 MHz ish in speed.
The CPU can support up to 4 terminals with the current IO card, both locally or 2 via RS-232-C Modem connection. And lets you share the connected peripherals like the enormous line printer or the Drive Cabinet that houses two whopping 8" Floppy drives! (those can hold 260K each...)
After giving everything a good clean I powered them on, no magic smoke whatsoever! Only the green CRT monitor slowly faded to black and didn't show any sign of life after that. it still beeps though!
Seems like a nice winter project 😀 Still need to overhaul the disk drives before giving those a try, probably some belts that need replacing etc..
I've used the cat for Size comparison... it's NOT a small cat...