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The Atlanta Historical Computing Society is yet again putting on our annual show, the VCF SE, and you can help fund it!
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The Atlanta Historical Computing Society welcomes you to the fourth annual Vintage Computer Festival Southeast! We are helping to fund our event by selling a few fun products, including t-shirts, a persistence of vision (POV) kit, a digital watch kit, a Simon game kit, and a random blinky board kit.

Persistence of Vision Ruler Kit

Based on a surface-mount design from previous years, we have re-released this board in kit-form. The opposite side has graduated lines so that you can in fact use it as a ruler.  Like the previous (smaller) model, you can program your own message for it to flash while spinning it in the air, or cycle through pre-programmed modes (Cylon/Knight Rider, twinkle, snake, and a random "breathing" pattern). 

Not-So-Smart Watch Kit

Build your own watch kit, then wear it on your wrist!  Powered by a standard AAA cell (with a supercapacitor to backup the time during battery changes), this watch runs for quite a while on a single battery...days, even!  It's wired for an alarm, so if you feel up for the challenge, and have the necessary tools, feel free to program it with your own code! 

Simon Game Kit

Build your own memory game!  Played just like another familiar game, you watch and listen for the random pattern, then repeat it back via the pushbuttons.  It gets harder both in duration and speed as time goes on!

Maxi Blinky Kit

The Maxi Blinky board is a larger version of previous years' Mini Blinky board.  All it does is randomly blink its LEDs.  Fun, right?!

All of our kits have an Atmel ISP header, and they can be reprogrammed to do other things using a low cost USBASP programmer.

T-Shirt

This year, the t-shirt features a classic Macintosh outline on the front with the iconic "hello" script, and some important points in computing history on the back, to help celebrate Apple's 40th anniversary. They are printed on Gildan Ultra Cotton shirts locally, here in Atlanta, GA. 

VCF SE 4.0

For more information about the show, check out vintagecomputerfederation.org and vcfse.org.

Risks and challenges

All of the kits are already together and ready to be sent out. The t-shirts are currently being printed locally, and will be ready in time for the show. Thus, no risks or challenges are expected.

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