Here's the list of stuff I'm looking for:
Since I just wrote this, at the moment I'm basically looking for everything (explanation further below and in my presentation):
- 41C(X) (also electronically defective units but mechanically sound, for repairs / recombination).
- 82104A Card Reader (and blank cards)
- 82153A Optical Wand
- 82160A Interface Loop
- 82182A Time Module
- 82180A Extended Functions
- 82181A Extended Memory
- Systemyde HP-41CW system board (or complete hack)
Extention modules of interest are basically depending on the base C41 I'm able to get (if any)...
In addition to the C41 hardware and peripherals I'm interested in lab equipment with HP-IL interfaces like SCADA and multimeters but not until I have a working 41C calculator again.
And here goes the begging:
If you have some HP-41 gear laying around just collecting dust that you'd rather see in use, please consider selling it to me for a "sensible price" or even donating it if you consider it being "junk". I'll probably be interested and will pay for shipping.
I'm interested in defective gear for possible repair and recombination to a "41CL". In case you have something to sell or donate, please note that I'm located in NORWAY and you must arrange for the shipping. I'll pay for it but you might have to declare it for customs so it's likely more effort involved on your side than just dump it in the local mail... (filling in an export form it's usually sufficient to state "used vintage electronics for spare parts" and "commercial value: $0".
If you're in the US there are options where you only need to ship to a local (CONUS) address, a so called "forwarder". I've often used this service for pricy items since it's rather expensive express freight.
If you have any HP 41C(x) gear that's only sitting there collecting dust which you're willing to live without and want to see another enthusiast actually use, please send me a mail here: fastfission(at)opmbx.org and tell me what you have and your conditions for a sale / donation.
As I explained in my presentation I have lost a considerable collection of HP-gear. Both new lab and SCADA gear as well as a collection of HP-41C equipment.
I want to "buy back" every bit of what I lost but I'm afraid that's impossible in my current financial situation. I am however, mostly for sentimental reasons, going to try to buy back as much as possible of "my" HP 41CX equipment but I'm very price sensitive since I lost my income potential due to health issues. The eBay prices are mostly nowhere near sensible nor are they affordable to me so I'm looking here to find people with other values than making the absolute most money out of old tech stuff.
By using late community developments for the 41C like the "41CL", Clonix-64 and NoV64 modules I have a hope to be able to afford a system comparable to what I lost. Much of the value was in ROM modules which I now understand can be cloned. (Thanks Garth for pointing me towards these community developed options!).
Still, I need to source some serviceable HP-41's as a base building block. In reality I only need one working unit but knowing how things have a tendency to develop I'm aiming for a few in varying state of decay. The main goal is to end up with one "original" in pristine condition and one that's suitable for the 41CL frankensteinization which I must admit is an impressive piece of work (as are all the community hacks I've seen now). Most likely i have to go for the "original" option and hope I can squirrel some money for the 41CL within a reasonable time frame.
Thanx for your attention!