Hard to find newsletters and documentation in Adobe Acrobat format for the Michigan Astrobugs User Group.
|Astrobugs Newsletter Jul. 1982 - Original
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (July 1982). 4 Pages. B&W.|
A re-typed version, smaller (90K), version of the July 1982 issue is also available, here. It was
created about 2001 at a time when BallyAlley.com did not have much storage space. This
version can be downloaded here.
Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter|
In this six-page edition, there is a one-page article called "The Inside Corner" by Brett Bilbrey. Among many other topics, he mentions that the upcoming "Missile Attack" will be called "Martian Outpost," but that the name will probably changed again. The name did change; it was released as "ICBM Attack." Brett also announces the start of a contest, basing the idea of the one run for the Atari 400/800 computers in the MACE (Michigan Atari Computer Enthusiasts) newsletter.
On March 10, 2015, Brett Bilbrey commented about this AstroBUGS issue. In message #13557, at the Bally Alley Yahoogroup, Brett wrote: "Ah, the MACE Atari contests. I borrowed the idea for the puzzles from them to see how well 'Bally users' could solve the problems...
"I made a bunch of 'Bart' cartoons, but I don't even remember them all... sigh. Only a few made it into the newsletter (maybe that was a good thing).
"I wanted to participate more in the Astrobugs, and the newsletter, but I was graduating college, and finishing programming cartridges, and getting married, and moving to Illinois, and... well, it was a busy time."
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (January 1983). 6 Pages. Grayscale.|
|Astrobugs Newsletter Mar. 1983
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (March 1983). 6 Pages. B&W.|
|Astrobugs Newsletter May 1983
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (May 1983). 8 Pages. B&W.|
A grayscale version of Astrobugs November 1983 issue's pages 3-6 are available here.
This is useful as there are ads in this newsletter with pictures. They do not
show up well in the B&W scan of the newsletter.
|Astrobugs Newsletter Aug. 1983
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (August 1983). 6 Pages. B&W.|
|Astrobugs Newsletter Nov. 1983
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (November 1983). 12 Pages. B&W.|
A grayscale version of the Astrobugs November 1983 issue is available here.
This is useful as there are pictures in this newsletter and they do not show
up well in the B&W scan of the newsletter.
|Astrobugs Newsletter Mar. 1984
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (March 1984). 4 Pages. B&W.|
|Astrobugs Newsletter Jul. 1984
||Michigan Astrobugs Newsletter (July 1984). 4 Pages. B&W.|
|Astrobugs Usergroup Info
||Information on starting a an Astrobugs User Group (c. 1982) - Retyped Version|
|Michigan AstroBUGS Membership Card
||Richard Degler's Michigan AstroBUGS membership card.|
Here's what Richard had to say about the card, "Here's my AstroBUGs membership card - though I got it in 1984. Had
toreplace all the black, it wore off since I still carry it in my wallet!
Forgot Don Gladden ran a card making business as well as a pottery kiln.
||Michigan Bally Users Group Members. 1 Page. Grayscale.