Another random selection of interesting things

It’s just another week at the hackspace, here’s a few thing that were going on last Wednesday.

We recently had a generous donation of some old tech, it included this intriguing Ferranti Laser. Nat had a go switching it on, it seems to do something, we’re just not sure what it’s purpose is. If anyone knows, help us out by letting us know how to use it. (We’re already fairly sure it’s not powerful enough be used to make a laser cutter.)

Another fabulous little relic included in the donation was this this Vest Pocket Kodak. If anyone has any film that will work with it, come along next Wednesday and try taking a picture! We’d love to see the results.

In other news; Dave found something to do with some of the used bottle caps that are awaiting recycling.

And Bob modernised a ZX81 with a composite mod kit. So there’s even more retro projects going on in the space. No luck with the ZX printer as of yet, but perhaps with some tinkering it could rival the other sinclair-computer-printer project by being even more retro.

One comment

  • John Robinson

    Hi, this Vest Pocket Kodak was mentioned in a recent BBC 4 ‘Britain in focus’ programme
    (episode 2 of 3; (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hznbb)
    Many were used by soldiers going to the First World War. But the pictures they sent home and brought back were not regarded favourably by the War Office, and after 6 months the use of cameras by servicemen was made a court-martial offence.

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