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There are actually 1287 systems in the museum.


The Netronics ELF II was an early microcomputer trainer kit featuring the RCA 1802 microprocessor, 256 bytes of RAM, DMA-based bitmap graphics, hexadecimal keypad, two digit hexadecimal LED display, a single "Q" LED, and 5 expansion slots. The system was developed and sold by Netronics Research and Development Limited in New Milford, CT, USA. Unlike similar "bare circuit card" trainer/experimenter computers of the day, the ELF II could be easily expanded thanks to its built-in bus. Memory ...
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...

NEC  PC 8001 MK 2 SR
The PC-8001 MKII SR was the last one of PC-8001 Series. In 1985, PC-8801 series took the place of the PC-8001 series along with a large amount of available software, so this computer didn't meet a large success. This machine displayed not only Katakana but also Hiragana characters, a Kanji-ROM was available as optional extra.

Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui from Japan for information and pictures....

The CompuColor II, also called the "Renaissance Machine", is said to be the first home-computer available with a colour display. ISC (Intelligent Systems Corp), who was a large color computer manufacturer, conceived the CompuColor II built into a RCA color TV chassis (sans tuner assembly). The main problem of the system was that the machine had *no* RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding what-so-ever and the FCC was soon on their butts. They planned to redesign the system but then prefered...
SINCLAIR  QL (Quantum Leap)
The Sinclair QL was the first attempt for Clive Sinclair to produce a computer for business. But after the success of the ZX-81 and ZX Spectrum, the QL can also be regarded as the first failure of Sinclair. In January 1984, Clive Sinclair presents the QL to the press, unveiling a very promising and inventive machine, based on the 68008 processor from Motorola. Indeed it was the first home computer based on a 32 bits CPU, just a few...
The HP 150 was Hewlett Packard's attempt to produce a user friendly office computer. It is an MS-DOS based system, but is not IBM compatible. It made heavy use of function keys and the built in touch screen to attempt to produce easy to use software. The computer is built into the display unit with disk drives as external units. It is the successor of the HP 120 (which runs under CP/M). It uses the same screen and the same case as the HP 120. The keyboard was made in Singapour and the cathodi...
The Vector 1 was a clone of the ALTAIR 8800 based on the common S-100 bus structure and the Intel 8080A microprocessor. It was sold under kit or assembled versions. Vector Graphics said it offered a stronger cabinet and a well-designed power supply. To reduce selling price, front panel didn't offer any switch or control led. In its basic version, the computer could be connected to a tape recorder and a serial terminal and offered a bootstrap ROM monitor.
COLECO  Colecovision
After the success of their Telstar pong systems in the late 70's, Coleco decided to re-enter the videogame market, inspired by the success of cartridge based systems like the Atari VCS and Mattel Intellivision. As the Colecovision was released later than these competitors, it was possible for the Coleco engineers to put more hardware in the box while keeping the cost acceptable. The Colecovision is thus powered by a ...
Fujitsu was (and still is) japan's leading electronics company. This computer was the succesor of the FM-8 itself first member of the Fujitsu FM (for "Fujitsu Micro") range of computers, extending from hobbyist home computers up to 16-bit machines for the business market. The FM-7 was conceived as a cut-down version of the FM-8, eliminating the bubble cassette feature, and thereby achieving greater compactness and significantly...
NEC  PC Engine Duo
The launch of the PC Engine Duo in 1991 marked the beginning of a new era in the console world. Containing a PC Engine and a Super CD-ROM˛ unit which were unified in a single case, along with the Super System Card integrated on the motherboard, it was the first stand alone console able to play CD-ROM games. Like its predecessor the PC Engine, the Duo was very popular in Japan, selling well and establishing a large fan base. With the same internal hard...
The Series 16 computers were originally designed by Computer Control Company, which was then bought by Honeywell in 1966. Series 16 computers were used in a wide range of applications. Many were used in computer control applications, and many educational establishments used them as general purpose computers. The most prominent application of them relates to the origins of the internet. The DDP-516 was used as the basis of "Interface Message Processors" or IMPs that were used to connect t...
Very little information about this japanese computer. It is a PC compatible laptop. It has no floppy disk drive built-in but a 20 MB hard disk inside. It was also called MZ 8376 (Perhaps it is the last member of the MZ series ?)....

MATSUSHITA  National JR 200
More games for National JR-200 can be found here and they work :
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
More games for National JR-100 can be found here and they work :

Attila Asztalos
A rather important (but as far as I''m aware, entirely obscure*) feature of the CIP03 was that it still contained a full 64K or RAM, besides the 16K ROM. Clearly, given the 64K address space, only 48K of that RAM remained accessible at runtime - but what most people didn''t seem to realize is that the low 16 of RAM remained accessible FOR WRITING during normal operation, with a D-latch at $I can''t remember which I/O address$ accessible to FLIP that, leaving now the ROM getting accessed for writing (LOL) and the RAM FOR READING, instead of the EPROM. So basically all you had to do was "copy the first 16K onto itself" first, changing whatever you didn''t like about the original BASIC, then flip the latch and bingo you were running your "improved OS". Which worked wonders for me in fixing the notoriously broken Spectrum NMI vector - now I could run my code any time at the click of a button in a way that was impossible to interfere with in software: basically, a "cheat POKE" user''s wet dream. It was bloody GLORIOUS. Later at some point the same trick worked like magic to transfer code from a CIP03 to an emulator on a PC via a custom, jury-rigged expansion port -$ LPT1 connection: at any point you wished, you pressed the button hooked up to the NMI pin, the CIP froze in place (running my pre-loaded glue code) and transferred the full contents of the upper 48K to a companion Pascal program running on the PC that wrote it into an emulator file$ then you just loaded that file into an emulator, and watched your game un-freeze from the exact spot you stopped it at. * upon discovery of this "feature", I obviously tried to inquire about it at the local Electronica service. The "WTF"-slash-"huh?" attitude of the staff was utterly priceless.

SANDS 3000
It connects to your TV antenna socket to play 1 of 4 different pong games: tennis, hockey, squash (1 player) and squash (2 players). The player slider control are detachable from the main console. The console runs on 6 C-size batteries, or from a 9V external power supply (not included). I don''t have the UHF cable, but I think it''s just a standard TV aerial cable.

SANDS 3000
Actually, I''ve just found out that it was around 1977 that it was bought.

SANDS 3000
I''ve got a Sands 3000 in its original box with instructions which was bought in the early to mid 70''s. Its been in the box since the 80s so it is in very good condition indeed. Anyone want to buy it?

ATARI  1400 XL
The Atari 1400XL and 1450XLD was featured in the Antic Magazine Buyers Guide for christmas (December) 1983. Page 84.

Sega - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
Cambridge Computers Z88
Computer Concepts Ltd - 1988
 application - wordprocessor
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1rating is 1
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - bowling - sport
H.E.R.O. (C-58)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
ROAD RACE / TENNIS / QUICK DRAW (cartridge #1)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - car - duel - racing - sport - tennis - wild west
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - bmx - skateboarding - surfing
VIRTUA FIGHTER (32X) (84701)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
AM2, Sega - 1995
 game - 3d - beat 'em up
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega, Stratford - 1983
 game -
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - baseball - sport
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - educational game - geography
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
Exidy Sorcerer
Quality Software - 1980
 game - shoot them up - space

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