Ampro LittleBoard/186 SBC
June 19, 2020
A quick update on this. I was able to get this board working for a while but it seems to suffer from overheating. Not sure why. The unit actually was part of a hard drive testing machine for Xebec -- the ROMs are custom ROMs. I tried running it with an SCSI2SD and a floppy drive. The floppy worked for a while but then I started having the aforementioned heat problem. So, I shelved it and maybe I'll come back to it.
August 10, 2007
Last week I picked-up a neat single-board computer from the mid-1980's manufactured by Ampro -- the LittleBoard/186. The LB186 is the second in a series of single-board computers (following the the BigBoard Z80-based SBC).
This SBC is in a 5-1/4" form factor (8" x 5.5") so it could be bolted to a floppy drive. I believe that this was the first SBC that was designed in what would become the EBX form factor.
Below are scans of the manuals that came with the board:
- Ampro LittleBoard/286 (provided courtesy of Ampro)
- Ampro LittleBoard/186 (provided courtesy of Ampro)
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