I'm looking for the source code of short programs for the MITS Altair 8800 (let's say < 50 instructions to make the question more specific), so they can be entered by using only the front panel.

The best source I've found so far is http://altairclone.com/altair_experience.htm,

But there are just a few programs there for the front panel.

Does anyone know of other small programs source that can reasonably be entered in the front panel? Thanks!

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A single example, but a neat one: Josh's 12-byte Microsoft 4K BASIC bootloader. Kind of needs a paper tape reader and 4K BASIC, but does save your fingers from those fiddly wee switches!

  • I marked it as the correct answer since the question was there for some days and no further contributions were done. Thanks for the link!
    – nbloqs
    Aug 29, 2018 at 10:01

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