Poly 1

Seek advice, give advice or tell others about your repair and restoration projects

Poly 1

Postby tezza on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:04 pm

Hi,

The Hamilton collection from Logan I posted about recently had a Poly 1 or two which I snagged plus the network station (i.e. huge box with 8 inch disk drive).

Beautiful retro design. Next year when I've got some time I'll work on these some more but in the meantime, here's a pic. Click on the photo to see the full picture.

I hope to write a blog article soon with lots of pictures of the outside and inside. I'll post a link when ready.

polyx800.jpg
polyx800.jpg (310.8 KiB) Viewed 1306 times


P.S. I need a bigger desk!
Tez (Terry Stewart) (Administrator)
Collection: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/col ... /index.htm
Projects and Articles: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/index.htm
Twitter: @classiccomputNZ | YouTube: Terry Stewart
Trade Me: tezza5
tezza
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2292
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 pm
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Re: Poly 1

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:57 pm

You actually got one!!

This is one of those machines that's like rusted technological pieces from classical antiquity.... (The type of thing where only incomplete or non-functional pieces exist in museums... and what it was actually used for or how it worked is just a guess. :) )
"dsakey" on trademe. Apple II's are my thing.
Gibsaw
 
Posts: 709
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:45 pm
Location: Auckland

Re: Poly 1

Postby tezza on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:00 pm

Yes, I did get one. In fact two, so I've got spare parts. I also got the drive unit, the cables, lots of software on 8 inch floppies and lots of manuals...the full package. I'm very fortunate.

It was one of the few remaining machines "on my list" :)
Tez (Terry Stewart) (Administrator)
Collection: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/col ... /index.htm
Projects and Articles: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/index.htm
Twitter: @classiccomputNZ | YouTube: Terry Stewart
Trade Me: tezza5
tezza
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2292
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 pm
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Re: Poly 1

Postby mons2b on Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:03 pm

Wow. Ive never heard of this. It looks very Space 1999.
mons2b
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:15 pm

Re: Poly 1

Postby tezza on Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:30 pm

For those interesting in more pictures of the Poly 1. Check out my blog article on the acquisition and examination.
Tez (Terry Stewart) (Administrator)
Collection: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/col ... /index.htm
Projects and Articles: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/index.htm
Twitter: @classiccomputNZ | YouTube: Terry Stewart
Trade Me: tezza5
tezza
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2292
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 pm
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Re: Poly 1

Postby tezza on Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:04 pm

Just following up on the Poly project. I had one that worked and one that didn't. The latter is now fixed. As usual I've written it up with lots of pictures so if anyone is interested you can read about it here. Lots of photos, with a close up of the mainboard.

http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... y1-fix.htm
Tez (Terry Stewart) (Administrator)
Collection: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/col ... /index.htm
Projects and Articles: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/index.htm
Twitter: @classiccomputNZ | YouTube: Terry Stewart
Trade Me: tezza5
tezza
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2292
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 pm
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Re: Poly 1

Postby minn0w on Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:03 pm

I'm embarrassed to say i had no idea that these existed until i saw the article on Hackaday, and as soon as i saw that article, i went on a reading frenzy about them and your adventures with them.

Been a good read.. The POLY 1 is now on my list of computers to acquire before i die. Along with a BBC Micro and an Altair 8800.

Thanks for sharing your experiences with them! Will be looking out for more.
minn0w
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:24 am


Return to Repair and Restoration

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron