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October 04, 2005
Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
I had the KOSMOS Electronik-Labor X as a kid, and enjoyed it immensely.

With the kind permission of KOSMOS, the classic
manual for it from 1969 is now online at
www.generalatomic.com/teil1/index.html.

I hope everyone interested in electronics will enjoy it as much as I did.
November 11, 2005
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
Walter Bright schrieb...
> I had the KOSMOS Electronik-Labor X as a kid, and enjoyed it immensely.
> 
> With the kind permission of KOSMOS, the classic
> manual for it from 1969 is now online at
> www.generalatomic.com/teil1/index.html.
> 
> I hope everyone interested in electronics will enjoy it as much as I did.

It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.


- Heinz
November 15, 2005
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
"Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat@despammed.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5@news.digitalmars.com...
> It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.

I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.
July 27, 2006
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
Walter Bright wrote:
> "Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat@despammed.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5@news.digitalmars.com...
>> It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.
> 
> I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.

I can help you out of the mud if needed. I am a native German speaker. 
Lemme know.

Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 
years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't my 
parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...

Matthias
August 02, 2006
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
MatthiasM wrote:
> Walter Bright wrote:
>> "Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat@despammed.com> wrote in message
>> news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5@news.digitalmars.com...
>>> It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.
>>
>> I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.
> 
> I can help you out of the mud if needed. I am a native German speaker. 
> Lemme know.
> 
> Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 
> years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't my 
> parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...

I had a lot of fun with the Kosmos kits. The skills learned come in 
handy. I was asking around about what I needed to do to swap a larger 
engine in my dodge, and one person ominously said I'd need to change the 
wiring harness. Most motorheads are completely out to lunch when it 
comes to the electrical system. Rewiring a car holds no demons for me, 
but I do get intimidated when the topic of welding comes up, or anything 
to do with forming sheet metal <g>.
August 03, 2006
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
Walter Bright wrote:
> MatthiasM wrote:
>> Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25 
>> years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't 
>> my parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...
> 
> I had a lot of fun with the Kosmos kits. The skills learned come in 
> handy. I was asking around about what I needed to do to swap a larger 
> engine in my dodge, and one person ominously said I'd need to change the 
> wiring harness. Most motorheads are completely out to lunch when it 
> comes to the electrical system. Rewiring a car holds no demons for me, 
> but I do get intimidated when the topic of welding comes up, or anything 
> to do with forming sheet metal <g>.

Very true. The wiring harness is a holy grail to many mechanics. I even 
saw OSS simulation software for automotive wiring simulation... .

Funny that yous ay that about the welding. When I moved to L.A. (with no 
yearly car inspection like in Germany) I finally had a chance to modify 
my car. So I bought a simple welder and some sheets and tried everything 
out until it worked more or less:

http://matthiasm.com/xsBug.html

The Kosmos kits may not have pushed me into welding, but the certainly 
showed me that everything, be it as complex as it may, is assembled from 
tiny logical units that an individual can manage.

 Matthias
August 12, 2006
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
MatthiasM wrote:
> Walter Bright wrote:
> Funny that yous ay that about the welding. When I moved to L.A. (with no 
> yearly car inspection like in Germany) I finally had a chance to modify 
> my car. So I bought a simple welder and some sheets and tried everything 
> out until it worked more or less:
> 
> http://matthiasm.com/xsBug.html

That's pretty cool!


> The Kosmos kits may not have pushed me into welding, but the certainly 
> showed me that everything, be it as complex as it may, is assembled from 
> tiny logical units that an individual can manage.

I know. Sometimes I tell myself "if that bozo can do it, it surely can't 
be that hard" and that usually turns out to be right.
October 05, 2006
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
"Walter Bright" <newshound@digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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> MatthiasM wrote:
> > Walter Bright wrote:
> >> "Heinz Saathoff" <hsaat@despammed.com> wrote in message
> >> news:MPG.1ddee3aa688079209896f5@news.digitalmars.com...
> >>> It's in German! I didn't know that you can read/speak German.
> >>
> >> I can usually muddle through, but I'm not fluent.
> >
> > I can help you out of the mud if needed. I am a native German speaker.
> > Lemme know.
> >
> > Anyway, had several Kosmos kits myself, but where did it get me: 25
> > years later, I am sitting in from of a PC, writing "D" code. Couldn't my
> > parents just have given me a fishing rod ;-) ...
>
> I had a lot of fun with the Kosmos kits. The skills learned come in
> handy. I was asking around about what I needed to do to swap a larger
> engine in my dodge, and one person ominously said I'd need to change the
> wiring harness. Most motorheads are completely out to lunch when it
> comes to the electrical system. Rewiring a car holds no demons for me,
> but I do get intimidated when the topic of welding comes up, or anything
> to do with forming sheet metal <g>.

Just to add my 2c worth comment: When I purchased my business premises
(around 1990), the closest business description to 'Software Development'
available with the Greater Bombay Municiple Corporation was "Working with
Sheet Metal without Power Tools" (so they informed). So, we got the permit
for that and it is still stuck on my "Shops and Establishments" License!

I don't know if a separate category is now available for S/w development....
October 05, 2006
Re: Telekosmos-Praktikum Teil 1 von Heinz Richter
Rajiv Bhagwat wrote:
> Just to add my 2c worth comment: When I purchased my business premises
> (around 1990), the closest business description to 'Software Development'
> available with the Greater Bombay Municiple Corporation was "Working with
> Sheet Metal without Power Tools" (so they informed).

Sounds like a Speed channel TV show!

> So, we got the permit
> for that and it is still stuck on my "Shops and Establishments" License!
> I don't know if a separate category is now available for S/w development....

I had the same problem with the state tax forms back when I started.
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