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I like to call her Lily by cptlfrghtr I like to call her Lily by cptlfrghtr
Gentleman, behold! This is Lily.

26-1142 Expansion Interface with 32k RAM (bottem), TRS-80 Line Printer II (left of moniter), Model I moniter and Model I keyboard CPU 16k Level II (center), three Minidisk 5 1/4" flop disk drives (right). So, all told Lily wields a total of 48k RAM and comes with a wide variety of games and TRS-DOS (if I can get the drives to work properly).
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DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I looooooooooooooooove that you named her. This is the first time I've seen your username but am immediately subscribing :-)

I love that you showed her powered up too :-)

I am a person who is attracted to and/or falls in love with some manmade creations in the same way most people fall in love with other people. If this is also you, I look forward to knowing you :-) ... If not, thanks for naming your computer... L's are so beautiful and you even gave her an L name :-)
DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I think I once knew a guy who was writing BBS software for one of these... Like back when I was a kid... Those were the days...
Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can't spell "trash" without "T", "R", and "S" :)
DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
That's not very nice.
Choco-la-te Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
does liek. -w-
hyperapps Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I have one exactly like her! Recently, my grandparents (pushing 90) decided to move in with my aunt and uncle. While cleaning out the attic, we discovered (still in the original boxes... packing material included) the TRS-80 that grandpa taught me to write my first lines of code on as a child in the late 70s. Today I write code for mobile devices and fortune 500 web platforms... and sitting on display in my office as a shrine to where it all began... is the TRS.

Thank you for sharing this. Very rarely have I seen anyone else with a TRS in fantastic running condition like yours. It's good to know there are others out there preserving the roots!
cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Hard to think of a better place for it's retirement then that!

Not a problem, I had to show her off to some people who'd appreciate her. Running is relative; I don't have a tape drive for her and one of the disk drives seems to have developed a short [i]or[/i] blown a fuse. There are a few people still dedicated to the TRS-80 and it's generation of computers. When I first read about it, I knew someday I'd have to have my own. Lucky me the dream came true.
hyperapps Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I still have the tape drive for mine and she runs and hums. As a matter of fact, I have about 50 of the original tapes with code that we wrote 30 years ago... in the original accessory tape storage drawer. I am teaching my daughters to write basic on it... my oldest (10) already got the TRS stuck in an infinite loop. She got scared that she broke it LOL.
cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Cool! When I bought mine I got a big box of news letters, catalogs, two boxes of blank 8in floppies, and two racks of programs for it. Now I just need a fuse...

Heh, well, that's the first step! Just the other day I saved an Apple ][ Plus and a Kaypro 2X from the school's recycling drive. The stable's growing.
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Now you just need a Daisywheel II and the associated hernia to go with it.... :) (They work well under Linux BTW)
cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I need to make Lily's printer work first ><
Kattlanna Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an awesome vintage find! And a complete set too! So lucky!

Did you get the disk drives working by now, btw?
cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
All that's missing is one more disk drive! Very, very lucky.

No, and I may have blanked one of my TRS-DOS copies ><
NejinOniwa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
My, my. What a find, bro.
cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
It is, I just wish I could get the damned tape drives hooked up right.
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Squeee! What a setup! :D
cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Why thank you, I shall pass your spueee onto Lily.
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