I found this old thing in the lab! It’s so retro – it’s just too good to not open and explore.
First, could it be a tricorder? Could it be stuffed with a lot of cool microcomputers, FPGAs, and microcontrollers? And perhaps a fair amount of stuff?
Let’s open it and see! Ah, intriguing, wire-wrap! This becomes even more interesting! And Russian resistors!!!1!
Let’s flip the board over…
Ohh! BCD-to-seven-segment converters! And even more Russian resistors. Very exciting, isn’t it.
To be continued… even if I do not get what’s in it now, I should keep the exterior – perhaps a new mobile phone casing?!?!? Suggestions?