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DECbox and BlinkenBone on VCFe 14

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The annual Vintage Computer Festival Europe took place on april 27th/28th 2013 in Munich  ( for details).

And a combined DECbox/BlinkenBone installation was shown there!

vcfe14 blinkenbone kid


You can download drafts of

  • my posters
  • and my powerpoint show

(all in German, but some pictures).

Download this file (blinkenbone1.ppt)blinkenbone1.ppt[BlinkenBone PowerPoint show]5497 kB
Download this file (vcfe-poster.pdf)vcfe-poster.pdf[Posters for VCFe 14]305 kB


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