C64 maze generator
Pak Pak Monster
|Monday 25th April 2011||Nauman (Washington, DC)|
My father bought it from Saudi Arabia (where he had a civil engineering job in 1982) for me when I was 12 years old. I learned my first programming language, BASIC, on it. Astoundingly enough, 30 years later, it is still the best calculator I''ve ever owned and I still use it. In 30 years, I''ve replaced the batteries twice or three times I think. It is truly a marvel. Who makes technology these days that''ll last 30 years?
|Saturday 4th September 2010||Jalmari Raippalinna (Finland)|
My first computer, taught me programming when I was 8 years old. I ported lunar lander from ZX Spectrum to PB-100 when I was 9 yers old and only now I understand who unbelievably cool that was, I just wanted to play the game back then.
Now I am a CTO, this computer made the programming my lifestyle!
|Wednesday 11th January 2017||Sean Pead (South Africa)|
I had one of these with a dock for a tape recorder to store programs. My brother still has it and it works perfectly still
|Sunday 8th January 2017||Sukesh Hoogan (India)|
One could attach a thermal printer FP-12 to it.
|Tuesday 5th April 2016||Rikus Combrinck (South Africa)|
I got mine as a Christmas gift in 1982 or 1983. I was about 10 at the time and learnt to program in BASIC on it before moving on to a Commodore 64, two or three years later. I still have it in a box somewhere. Great memories!
|Saturday 12th July 2014||Dave Tierney (Western Australia)|
I bought mine in 1983 and loaded it with navigation programmes for off shore-sailing and later used it until 1989 for scheduling transport services. I dug it up again after we moved house, put a couple of new batteries in it and its away working again. All I have to do now is find the book and manual and I''ll have another to play with.
|Wednesday 8th August 2012||Twilighte (Uk)|
I bought a PB-100 from a Truro charity shop in about''85 and it became the fun thing to mess about on whilst in college. I even bought the or-1 later and managed to write a very simple arcade game using / and $ and _ characters together with $ for the main craft.
Unfortunately the on/off button lost coherence one day and I never managed to fix it. It eventually got taken apart and binned but the fond memories still linger,
|Thursday 19th April 2012||Dennis (UK)|
It was on one of these that I learned to program in Basic. With the added memory chip ( extra 2K IIRC ) I turned it into a Pilot Nav Computer.
In the UK Clive Sinclair then brought out his ZX and Spectrum computers and we never looked back.
|Monday 28th March 2011||Maunu (Estonia)|
In 1992 a guy, who had braught it from abroad, sold it to me. It was helpful to write some programs for routine calculatings at school. Then I forgot it for years, meanwhile it survived a flood...
Now I gave it to my child for school computings. Maybe teaching her a little programming and playing with mp3-player as a program saving destination as I have a docking unit also.
BTW, any RAM Expansion Pack for sale? $)
|Sunday 25th May 2008||Farid (Pakistan)|
Got one in 1984 ! Learned programming on it and used it for a couple of years before I got my Commodore 64.
It was small, but you could actually write some very interesting code with it.
|Saturday 21st April 2007||alessandro (italy)|
still have it . it's in poor condition after 5 years of programming during my school period . 0.5K where not really much but I manage to run several program for electronic calculation . good time goes by
|Sunday 21st March 2004||Thomas Lienhard (Switzerland)|
it had a 455kHz ceramic resonator that was used as system clock!