Pictures from Ian and Kat's Digital Camera: Toys from the 1998 Hackers Conference
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Here are pictures of some of the cool toys that were in the demo room at the 1998 Hackers Conference. (That's Hackers as in the book by Steven Levy, not as in "people who break into computer systems".)


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A real live (and mostly working) Enigma machine.

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Lego Mindstorm. Build and program robots out of Lego. Way cool.

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More Lego Mindstorm.

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More Lego Mindstorm, including the IR transceiver hooked up to the laptop computer.

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A working PDP-8 (I even learned how to toggle in code!).

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Ferrite core memory from the PDP-8. (That's why it's called a "core dump", BTW).

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Ian Goldberg, ian@paip.net.
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