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'Weather Station' Apple-1 - number 65 in the Registry

14 pictures published.

Version

1st batch

Handwritten number, stamp, label

Stamp "7", no number on the back

Location

USA

Verification

Existence verified. Known to registry caretaker or expert. According to pictures.

Condition

Working

Owner

Mitchell Waite

Website(s)

Mainboard picture
Mitchell Waite


Description

Mitchell Waite was interviewed in Episode 252 of TRIANGULATION 6 June 2016. See link in video secition.
There is no handwritten number on the back of this Apple-1.


History

Mitch Waite told Mike Willegal:"I bought mine from a Byte Shop in San Rafael after seeing Jobs demo it at the Homebrew Computer Club. I built a weather station on my houseboat and got Steve Jobs to drive to Greenbrae to see it in action. I wanted to write a computer graphics book and use it but he told me they had a much better Apple II coming out and I should come to Cupertino and he'd give me one. There is an amazing story that visit and subsequent relationship - you can read it at my ancient blog mitchwaite.com (click books). Woz modified the PIA on the board so I could control a homemade wind speed device on the roof with assembly language and the sweet 16 Assembler."
In 2019 Mitch told Achim Baqué "I bought it at the Marin Byte shop, under the clock tower, on Francisco Blvd in San Rafael" .
Apple-1 computer was renamed from "Mitchell Waite" to "Weather Station" on request of the Mitchell Waite himself. Usually the name of the first owner is used, but he is the first owner and should have the choice.

Mitch wrote in 2019: Mitch used his A1 to display weather information gathered from the roof of his houseboat: tide height, wind speed, temperature. More details will be released in 2020.

It was on exhibition at Vintage Computer Festival West 2019 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Achim Baqué verified it and made pictures. Owner is known to Apple-1 Registry curator Achim Baqué.


Auctioned

no auction


Components

White ceramic MOS MCS 6502 CPU (1576), plastic AMI S6820 PIA (date code vanished), 8 KB plastic Mostek DRAM (MK4096-16 mixed date codes 7726, 7728 and 7734). Blue capacitors.


Equipment

Original Apple Cassette Interface (NTI), modern Triad F31-X and F40-X power supply, not original Apple II+ keyboard.


State

Very good. Some modification reversed. Crystal replaced. Traces next to 3 DRAM chips cut and later reconnected. Breadboard once used. Some components resoldered.Earlier added wires removed. Edge connector splitted and fixed. Still two added wires on the back.Two later replaced ICs.


Video

Interview with Michael Waite

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Last update

Aug 18, 2019


Change log (since March 20, 2018)

Mar 31, 2018: Verification status. Description added
Mar 31, 2018: Components
Apr 11, 2018: Number/Sticker/Stamp info added. Verification status. Components. State. Equipment
May 27, 2019: Number/Sticker/Stamp info
Jun 19, 2019: Website(s). State
Aug 10, 2019: History
Aug 10, 2019: 2 picture(s) added
Aug 10, 2019: 1 picture(s) added
Aug 10, 2019: Verification info added. Last verification added. Description
Aug 11, 2019: 4 picture(s) added
Aug 18, 2019: Description of picture(s)/video(s)
Aug 18, 2019: 7 picture(s) added


Change log for all Apple-1.


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