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Atari 815 Disk DrivesAtari 815 dual, dbl density floppy drive, Nov 3, 2015 mtg. Very Rare, Bob W.
3 Atari Computers 3 Atari computers brought to Dec. 1, 2015 mtg, two Atari 800, 1 Atari 130XE

Who We Are

We are the San Leandro Computer Club. Started in 1983 as an Atari 800 Computer User Group. We are one of the older, continuing computer user groups in the Bay Area. We meet at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, California, on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7pm.

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Atari 800 and Joystick
Atari 800 brought to the Dec. 6, 2011 Mtg.

Group Selphie Sep 2015
Atari 1200, brought to the May 6, 2014 Mtg.
Atari 800
Selfie from the
Sept. 1, 2015 Mtg

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017, from 7-8 pm at the San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577. Contact Robbie Bridges to confirm you're coming.

News

vcfw-awardVCCF GroupWe had an excellent Vintage Computer Festival West (VCFW) booth, August 5th and 6th, 2017, that won 1st place ribbons for Best Micro Booth and Most Complete Booth. Well done!

Recent Meeting Notes , 2017

September, 2017 - Kevin, Robbie, Edison, Bill and new member Garrett in attendance. Kevin and Garrett brought several items for show-and-tell. Kevin brought a troubled Atari floppy drive and an Atari 1200 (I think, could have been an 800XL). Garrett had several Atari printed circuit boards, some experimental some pre-production... also an SIO to serial box. More to come, next month. Discussion about the VCFW dinner Kevin attended after the Aug. 5th session with Atari luminaries. At the 2016 VCFW, no Atari presence, this year we arrived & our booth earned two 1st place ribbons.

August 5-6, 2017 SLCC Booth at the Vintage Computer Festival, West (VCFW) - Kevin, Bob, Robbie and Bill worked booth GX3 and generated a lot of Atari and SLCC enthusiasm at the 2017 VCFW in Mountain View, California, on the 2nd floor of the Computer History Museum. Kevin brought 16 bit working Atari computers and Bob brought working 8 bit Atari machines, all arranged in our three table booth. View photos taken at the VCFW by Kevin, Robbie and Bill. This is the closest thing we've had to a Computer Faire in a long time! Thank you so much, Kevin Lund for organizing this.

August, 2017 - Kevin, Bob, Robbie, Jim, Bill and for his first time, Edison attended. He has a background from college days, programming in 6502 Assembler. We discussed details of the VCF West coming up this weekend, August 5-6. We will have a two table booth at Booth GX3 displaying 8 and 16 bit computers. This is being organized by Kevin Lund and Bob Woolley. Kevin recently uploaded SLCC Journal newsletters from 1984 to 2000 and a number of newsletters from our "Newsletter Exchange Program", to the Internet Archive. Our Newsletter Archive page might make sorting through all the newsletters, a little bit easier.

June, 2017 - Kevin, Jim, Robbie and Bill attended. Kevin provided a boatload of scanned Atari User Group Newsletters, almost 1,000 of them. A third of them, newsletters exchanged with us by other groups, have been uploaded to the Internet Archive (http://archive.org) as a test. Kevin is uploading as "Kevin Lund with SLCC". Here is a link.... Kevin's recent uploads.

May, 2017 - Bob, Kevin, Robbie, Chris, Kyle (Chris' son) and Bill attended. Discussed our two booths at the upcoming Vintage Computer Festival West, Aug 5-6, 2017. We're a little burned out after dealing with all the OCR'ed SLCC newsletters, but should be back to normal next month. Robbie brought a couple items (see Facebook page) including an Atari ST.

April, 2017 - Kevin, Robbie, Jim and Bill attended and received the balance of scanned SLCC Newsletters. Included is the 1985, 70-page "Special Edition" Newsletter

March, 2017 - Scanned copies of 1984 through 2000 SLCC newsletters were brought by Kevin. Some missing hard-copy issues and disks of the month were brought in for copying and re-distribution next month. About half of the 1984-1990 newsletters were OCR'ed (searchable PDFs) so we're trying to OCR the rest of them for next month.

February, 2017 - Robbie heard from Library that there was no power, so he advised the group and we will reconvene, same time, same place next month.

January, 2017 - Library closed for maintenance (see library web site http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/library/) from Dec 19, 2016-Jan 22, 2017. So we'll skip January's meeting. Everyone's being phone and e-mailed. See you all next month.

December, 2016 - Nice turnout, Kevin, Bob W, Robbie, Jim, Tom. Bob brought two boxes of SLCC Newsletters from 1985 to the middle 90s. Kevin hopes to scan them... a big job! Bob W. informed that there is another Vintage Computer Show West planned in 2017. Details to come. Photos from the mtg. on our Facebook page. Jim won our 3 TB USB drive door prize. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone, from SLCC!

November, 2016 - Kevin, Bob W., Robbie & female visitor (she won the logitech speaker door prize) attended. They discussed the Altirra Atari 8 bit emulator & several games, trying Pitfall, Choplifter and Pac-Man. We continue getting up to speed on Altirra. More Altirra, next month. Thank you, attendees and Happy Thanksgiving.

October, 2016 - Kevin, Bob W., Jim, Robbie & Bill attended. Bob W. demoed his Atari2go device (see photo on our Facebook Page). Kevin and Bill showed how to install and use the Altirra 2.80, Atari 8 Bit emulator on PC Laptops. Next month we will demo several Atari game favorites, using Altirra, which works quite well.

September, 2016 - Kevin, Jim and Bill attended. We discussed future agendas. One for next month will be getting an Atari 800 simulator running on Windows. Looks like Altirra (v2.70) is the simulator to use, and it's found at http://virtualdub.org/altirra.html. It's regularly updated and well supported. Bring your laptops with Altimira installed and let's see if we can solve any problems people have with it. Check out other 8-bit emulators on our Projects page. Several of us attended the Vintage Computer Show West, but there weren't any Atari systems displayed.

Details on our Facebook Page.