So, at last, i've been getting my home engineering laboratory to a state where i can actually use it. I still have a lot missing here (like i want 2 levels of shelves over all the tables with additional working lights underneath), but it's usable now. I've never had a place like this, but at last this dream has come true!
There are multiple "areas" in this room. Starting from the right, there's a old computer diagnostics & repair area (And you can see there one sad desktop machine almost out of frame, that needs a repair), then there's a "retro-computer play area", where i have 386DX40, 486DX100 and Pentium MMX@266MHz with Sony Trinitron screen and connected to network with deliberately painful "thinnet" coaxial cable. Continuing forward, there's "microcontroller development" (Arduino-like things, though i've never done anything with real arduino. STM32 and ESP32 are my jam), which ends in the corner with computer used for software development. On the left side, it's the soldering area.
It's still quite a mess, as i'm just setting it all up, but i already love it.
Amongst other things, i sorted through a small plastic bag i got from my friend, when he was cleaning up a garage that belonged to his (now gone) father.
Seems like someone had diligently removed quite a bit of pieces from different electronics...
Amongst those things, there are some EPROMs. I wonder, if there seems to be something i should try to read and archive with my TL866? Let me know!
I totally feel like Dexter, who at last got his laboratory! 😁
"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!