Console 80 Refurb Project

Back in 1984 I started my post-high school education at DeVry.  I was there to get a ET certificate (Electronic Technician).  The first project that I worked on was the Console 80, and it was the basis for all experiments and labs.  I used it throughout school and afterward also.  And my kids used it too… and abused it.

The scope of this project is to replace the broken components, enclose it in a better housing and test all the functionality.

Console80_1 Console80_2

The assembly manual and schematic are key to this, luckily I have the original documentation.  Here’s the scanned documentation (searchable PDF):


8 comments for “Console 80 Refurb Project

  1. Waverly Arbeau
    April 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks i have on to. I went to devry in 1984 in columbus Ohio.

    • Dave
      April 19, 2015 at 5:40 am

      Is your’s still working? Also, do you feel that DeVry provided a good education for you?

  2. Waverly Arbeau
    April 19, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Yes, for the year that i attended Devry then i joined the USAF in 1986 and my console 80 still works just a few week a go the 5Volt regulator went out looking for a new l7805CT 5 volt regulator.

  3. Mark Lange
    February 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Dave, I still have my console but the negative regulator is blown. on your manual would you happen to have pages 8-1 through 8-4 they are not in the pdf file. my manual was lost in a move years ago.

    • Dave
      February 27, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Hi Mark,

      I did not even notice that was missing! No, I don’t have it and now I’m wondering what happened to it… I must have pulled it out when I was in school, but for reasons unknown.

      Sorry about that!

    • Paul Dewes
      August 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Mark – Do you still need pages 8-1 through 8-4?

  4. Eric L
    September 21, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Do you still happen to have pages 8-1 through 8-4?

    I recently picked up a Console 80 and I am not sure of the exact model. I do have the manual for model 8100A if anyone needs it.

    • Dave
      September 21, 2017 at 9:48 am

      I don’t have those pages, did not even realize they were missing until Mark (above comment) pointed it out. Sorry about that!

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