Friday, June 13, 2014

Sparcbook3gx and Sparcbook 3000xt by Tadpole

This is two Tadpole's with 128mb of memory, one battery between them.

I have not pulled the battery from the unit to look at the connection.  I hope there is a chance the battery people on El Toro can rebuild the battery, and maybe find a connector to build a second one.

There is a single ended connector on the back, so it will be possible to run these w/o any disk caddys.  It will be more cool to have a disk carrier, and hopefully a scsi to CF converter that will mate up with whatever connector this thing took on a scsi disk.

Disk cavity

Side of 3GX

Bootup Screen on 3GX

Power Supply detail.  One came with each unit 12vdc, center pin hot

Photo from auction

Battery is shot, but holds up the system for maybe 10 seconds after power is pulled

Power supply photo from auction.

3000xt from auction

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bausch and Lomb light source numbers

Bausch & Lomb part numbers, discovered from various sources.

Insert below is a available for download.  I'll update the csv and google docs files as I get a chance to upload them

csv file

google spreadsheet

first column is divisions / mm for gratings.  heading got cut off.

Includes raw gratings, monochromators, light sourcs and power supplies.