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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 3:55 pm   #1
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Default The Computer Projects of Karen Orton

Members will be aware of the recent passing of the talented Karen Orton who posted so many projects in this section. A few of us were asked by her to secure the computing projects.

This post serves both as an index to the project threads and to signpost a video I have just uploaded showcasing the majority of the SC/MP based ones in actual use. I will hopefully cover the others in future videos.

https://youtu.be/mZY5Q_jzRxs

The video notes contain the index to the projects as follows:

Karen's website...
http://techlib.com/area_50/Readers/Karen/micro.htm

SC/MP Projects on Vintage Radio Forum (with Video Times if you wish to jump)

5:49 The MK14:
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/show...96&postcount=1

14:23 The SC/MP computer
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...92&postcount=1

19:03 The Peripheral System
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/show...95&postcount=1

23:00 The ASR33:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...86&postcount=1

28:00 NIBL with PAGE2:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...58&postcount=1

37:15 NIBL Listing Throttle:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...2&postcount=20

46:25 Summary

47:30 The Orton View:
Video: https://youtu.be/kcIyj-8Lh3c
and its development thread;
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...&postcount=162

49:50 Executive Toy
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...01&postcount=1

51:15 The Last Post

More info:
Phil's PICL NIBL board build:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQQYscBaKGM

Other projects only mentioned in the video:

The TV Clock:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...38&postcount=1

The DSKY version of the PIC14
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...8&postcount=36

ZX79 - A 10 chip sort of ZX80 precursor.
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=160781

The Karenbak-1 - A computer that has no microprocessor
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/show...14&postcount=1

The Minimal Z80 computer with clever serial in using the IRQ!
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=149913

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EDIT by David (Radio Wrangler)

We've been asked to add links to the whole threads for people who want to see Karen's wonderful work in its context. Here are links to the heads of the threads in which Tim's references occur.

Profound thanks to Tim for an excellent archive, now made sticky


The heads of the whole threads referenced are:

Retro computer homebrew: Mk14 with pong!
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=149829

Retro computer homebrew: Orton SC/MP computer
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=149826

Retro computer homebrew: Peripheral system for Orton SC/MP computer
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=149828

Retro computer homebrew: Orton ASR33 terminal
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=157123

Orton NIBL computer (closure after 40 years!)
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=168405

Orton's rant on serial connection of NIBL computers to modern terminal emulations
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=168499

Mk14 vdu
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=162766

Mini-scamp microcomputers
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=168878

Orton PIC video clock
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=159208

The Sinclair / Science of Cambridge MK14
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=117728

Computer retro homebrew: Orton ZX79
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=160781

Retro computer homebrew: Orton Karenbak-1 computer
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=152646

Retro computer homebrew: Minimal Z80 computer
https://vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=149913
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 4:35 pm   #2
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Default Re: The Computer Projects of Karen Orton

Could I ask one of the mods to add Computer to the thread title - hopefully someone will do a similar index for the TV and Radio ones?
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Default Re: The Computer Projects of Karen Orton

Thread title updated.

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Default Re: The Computer Projects of Karen Orton

One vote from here that it should be made a sticky please.
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 6:42 pm   #5
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Default Re: The Computer Projects of Karen Orton

I would agree, and it would be great if someone who followed her other areas of interest (Narrowband TV, etc) could round up links to those projects and put them in a similar post. I don't think there could be a better way of remembering her here on this forum.
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