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Old 05-14-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default Early Automation...

Ran across this link: http://www.employees.org/~joestone/Sbs/index.htm

An automated brewing system running off an 80286 computer (c. 1994).





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Old 05-14-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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That's awesome, thanks for sharing. We sure have come a long way with HMI


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Old 05-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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That pretty cool. I used to be pretty adept at ASCII art interfaces myself!
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My Automation experience started with PROVOX in the 90's. At the time I thought it was awesome because the "stick graphics" were so colorful. Now, when I have to do work on an old PROVOX system, I cringe.

Technology has come a long way. However, it still bugs the **** out of me that the processors I work with, whether it be Control Logix, DeltaV, etc are still limited to Megabytes. I understand why but we talk in Terabytes just about everywhere else, yet my State-of-the-Art L75 CLX controller maxes out at a whopping 32 Megs! When working in Phase Logic, it doesn't take much to fill that up. The DetlaV MX/SX controllers have massive capacities at 96 MB!

But then again, at least I'm no longer deleting single lines of code to make my programs fit.

One thing I do like about DeltaV versus CLX is that Cross-talk communication between controllers is so much easier with DeltaV since one does not have to set up a bunch of messaging between controllers.
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Hi

How about a PDP-8E with a teletype 33 for I/O? Lots of fun.

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... I understand why ...
Why are they so small still, I don't understand?


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