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   LATEST ADDITIONS
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
Sometime before the failed Aquarius home computer scheme was hatched by Mattel, the Intellivision team had attempted to expand Intellivision into the growing home computer market by turning it into a full fledged computer dubbed as the "Intellivision Keyboard Component", much in the same way Coleco was soon to do with their Adam computer. The unit featured a built-in cassette tape drive for loading and saving data. The Keyboard Component would plug into the cartridge slot on the Intellivision...
RCA Fred 2
This Fred 2 computer is a prototype designed by Joseph Weisbecker, engineer at RCA. He already imagined several early computer designs before this Fred 2 model, such as the System 00 or the original Fred concept. Fred is rather a concept imagined by Joseph Weisbecker for educational computer able to play games. This concept emerged in several hardware versions through time. The first models could be dates as early as 1970 or 1971 ! Unlike the System 00 which used only small-scale digital T...
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...

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COLECO  Gemini
The Coleco Gemini, not to be confused with the Telstar Gemini system released by the same manufacturer in 1978, is a clone of the Atari VCS 2600. It offers the exact same functionalities as the Atari system. Six switches : color/b&w display, on/off, left player difficulty A/B, right player difficulty A/B, Game Select and Reset. Apart from the plastic case, only the controllers differ from the original system. Colec...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1100
Little information about this business computer which was first shown at the 1981 Hannover Show (CEBIT). The TA-1100 belonged to a large family of business systems that comprised the TA-1500, 1600 and 1900 series. The system fitted in a desk and featured a dual floppy drive unit , an A3 - 180 CPS dot matrix printer, and a monochrome monitor. The TA-1100 ran several specific management programs (accounting, payroll, billing...) provided by Triumph Adler. The pictured vers...
KAYPRO 2000
After having produced several CP/M based computers, Kaypro released this stylish PC compatible portable. It had an innovative dark grey brushed aluminum case with beveled edges covered in ridged black rubber. When opened, it offered a detachable keyboard, a slimline 3.5" floppy disc drive and a first generation LCD screen with no backlite and limited contrast. The floppy drive front poped up to the right of the case to let the user insert disks. Two main options could be acquired separatly...
RCA Studio II
The RCA Studio II was the second programmable video game system in the world, following the Fairchild Video Entertainment System released a few months earlier. (The Magnavox Odyssey had cartridges, but was not programmable - the cartridges simply acted as jumpers to select games already built in to the analog electronics of the system). When looking at the Studio II, it's clear that best-selling systems of that time, Pongs, inspired RCA. Cosmeticaly, it looks like a pong... But the Studio ...
CASIO  PV-16
This MSX system has only 16 KB and one cartridge slot. It is basicaly a Casio PV-7 with 16 KB RAM. Hopefully an expansion unit (KB-7) was available and added two catridge slots and more memory (8 + 16 = 24 KB) to the PV-16. The chicklet keyboard is very poor and to small to do anything with it. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arranged in circle. The whole pad is called "Joypad 1" and emulates a joystick inserted in port #1. T...
ATARI  SUPER PONG (Model C-140)
The Super PONG (model C-140) is a follow up to the orignal Atari Pong (model C-100). Compared to its brother which could only play one game of pong, Super Pong offers 4 different pong games. Like the C-100, the C-140 is based on an Atari pong-in-a-chip IC (C010073-01) which was revolutionnary for the time. The on-screen scoring as well was a feature scarcely found on other pong systems. Like all first Atari pong systems, the C-140 was also sold by Sear...
GENERAL Paxon PCK-50
Ok, there's not much to say about this one in fact. It'a MSX 1, but it has the particularity to have the main unit built into the monitor ! Surprising no ? Thus, the cartridge slot is placed vertically at the right hand-side of the screen, just below the volume control. There are two versions, a red and a grey. Maybe they are different in memory (32k/64k). ...
SCIENCE FAIR Microcomputer Trainer
Peter Crunden-White, the proud owner of this Microcomputer Trainer, sent us some photos along with the following note: In about 1986, I purchased a Science Fair Microcomputer Trainer (MCT) from my local branch of Tandy (in Cheshire, UK). The machine was sold by Tandy shops, it was one of their 'wire-it-yourself' project kits and ran on 6 penlight batteries. I recall that my older brother wired it up for me, but we never really had much success with it, although we en...
COLECO  Telstar
The Telstar was the first "pong-in-a-chip" system. Here is what says Leonard Herman abouth the Telstar in its excellent book "Phoenix, the fall and rise of videogames": "Coleco released Telstar in 1976. Like Pong, Telstar could only play video tennis but it retailed at an inexpensive $50 that made it attractive to most families that were on a budget. Coleco managed to sell over a million units that year. Ironically, one reason for the super sales can be traced to a sever...
DARLAY  DY 80
Very little is known about this system. Help largely welcomed ! It is of course a business oriented computer. It looks like it is an all-in-one system with the keyboard, the display and the motherboard built-in the same plastic case. Or maybe the keyboard is separated, it is not clear looking at the only picture we have so far. The double external 5.25'' disk-drive seems huge... An 8" disk unit (1 MB) and hard disk (5, 10 or 20 MB) were also available for this system....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Martin Cohen
8/12/2020
COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS VP
This was my first pc compatible. I remember upgrading from dos 1 to dos 2. I liked the perfect software series and was very annoyed when perfect 2 series removed keyboard compatibility with emacs.
I got the carrying case and sometimes brought it into work. I borrowed as 1200 baud modem so I could dial into work. I usually stayed in emacs. 1200 baud was fast enough.
I added an 8087 and a card with a 10mb hard drive (really helped) and 64kb (I think) of ram.
I still have it in storage and haven''t used it for at least 30 years. Don''t know if it works.
I may have the original 5-1/4" floppies.

bacon man
8/12/2020
COMMODORE  PET / CBM 40xx
to browse this website

Kurt Gross
8/11/2020
VECTOR GRAPHICS  Vector 4
I have an old Vector 4 or 4S. Is it worth anything? If interested email me at wings@wctc.net

AirTC
8/9/2020
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
Oh!! It was my second PC. First one was Electronika BK-0011.

Tibor Pardi
8/8/2020
IPTVT (TRAIAN VUIA POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE) MicroTim
As a student in Romania, I longed for a MicroTim computer in the 1980s. I got the printed panel, the eproms and some digital ic, but I couldn’t finish it. Now I want to finish it in over 35 years but I can no longer find the documentation. Can anyone help with the wiring diagram, photo of the finished panel and ROM content? What sites should I search on?

Star wallace
8/7/2020
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
I have one in box for sale never removed from box.

Starnzak@gmail.com

Star wallace
8/7/2020
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
Hi


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SKY KID (29)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Namco - 1986
 game - shoot them up
APB - ALL POINTS BULLETIN (PA2042)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Quicksilver Software, Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving - police
STARTREK
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - space - star trek
BATTLE ACE (HC89026)
NEC Super Grafx
Hudson Soft - 1989
 game - shoot them up
SPACE SLALOM (G-1023)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Orca Corp., Sega - 1983
 game - space
EXOA II - WARROID
Sharp X1
ASCII - 1984
 game - duel - platform
BOWLING
RCA Fred computers
RCA - 1971
 game - bowling - sport
ONE ON ONE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - basketball - sport
TV BASKETBALL
Arcade
Midway - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
DEFENDER
Arcade
Williams (publisher) - 1981
 game - horizontal scrolling - space
CATENA (MG1001)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - board game - mind games - othello
TIC-TAC-TOE
RCA Fred computers
RCA (developer) - 1971
 game - mind games - tic tac toe
STAR TREK - STARFLEET ACADEMY (32X) (84521)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
High Voltage Software, Interplay, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - space - star trek
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
BASIC LEVEL III B (B-40)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
Lucas Logic brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 3

 
Victor Technologies ...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
French advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Flyer - page 2

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
Australian advert (1...

APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
Microbee 128

 
Japanese advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
French ad (dec. 1985...

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
Promotional picture

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Advert

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

OLIVETTI
M20

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
french advert (jan. ...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
816/C version

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
US advert, Oct. 1985

NCR
PC6

 
German promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
French ad (sept. 198...

CASIO
PB-100

 
Neo-Geo advert

SNK
Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

 
French advert

CASIO
PB-700

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +3

 
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