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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
BANDAI WonderSwan
The WonderSwan was developed by Yokoi Gunpei (known as the father of the Nintendo Game Boy). A low price point and extremely low battery consumption is considered to be the original vision of Yokoi. Sadly, Yokoi died in a car accident before seeing a completed WonderSwan. Most of the games for the WonderSwan were based on Japanese Anime series. The system had no success outside of the Japanese domestic market, mainly beacause it was not ditributed and marketed efficiently. One of the system'...
SONY  Hit-Bit 75
This is a quite popular MSX 1 computer. As soon as it was available (in Europe at least), a lot of extensions were already available too, making the HB-75 a quite complete system. It is also a quite well designed computer. There's a built-in piece of software (Personal Data Bank) available on startup and composed of an agenda (scheduler), a memo, an address manager and a transfer utility. And you could save your work via a special RAM cartridge. There is a R...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Portable Professional Computer (PPC)
Basicaly, the TI PPC was the transportable version of the TI PC, with which it was entirely compatible. It was one of the few transportable systems to be available with an optional built-in color monitor, back in 1983. The standard version had a classic 9'' monochrome monitor built-in. Unfortunately the advantages of the PC Portable compared to IBM's offer was not obvious. It was not really compatible (IBM disks could be read, and that was basically all) and IBM expansion cards could not b...
AMSTRAD  CPC 464
The Amstrad CPC 464 was one of the most successful computers in Europe. More than two million computers were sold. Despite its ordinary characteristics (like those of the Sinclair Spectrum and often less interesting than those of the others like the Commodore 64 or Atari XL/Xe series) or odd features (like video memory or strange floppy disk format), it was very popula...
APPLE  Macintosh Color Classic
The Macintosh Color Classic (aka Performa 250) had same footprint as the original Macintosh. It was the first mac using a 10" (9" viewable) colour monitor (Sony CRT) and the last of the original all-in-one Macintosh line to be sold in the US market. Its main board had the same design as the Mac LC II, featuring a 16 MHz 68030 CPU. Sadly, its address bus was limited to 16 bit and allowed only 10 MB of maximum RAM. The Color Classic could emulate the Apple II thank to an expansion card inse...
BINATONE TV Master 4 plus 2 (model n° 01 / 4869)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 6 games : 4 pong games (squash, squash practice, football, tennis) and 2 shooting games (target, shooting). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The TV master se...
MBO Tele-Ball III
MBO, a popular German electronics manufacturer, produced a large serie of pong systems named "tele-ball" with numbers ranging from 1 to 9. Though they had some cosmetic differences, all these systems were very close to each other in terms of functionality. The Tele-Ball III is thus very similar to the original Tele-Ball or Tele-Ball II, offering only the 4 classic pong games in black & white. As usual with MBO...
KENBAK COMPUTER COMPANY Kenbak-1
The Kenbak-1 is considered by many to be the world's first "Personal Computer." The Computer History Museum granted it this designation when they were still located in Boston in 1986. More specifically, the machine represents the first commercially available Von Neumann (stored program) computing device intended and priced for personal use. John V. Blankenbaker designed the Kenbak-1 and marketed in the pages of Scientific American in 1971. The machine's name was taken from the middle of John...
SEATTLE COMPUTER Gazelle
Even if you've never heard of this massive computer, the Gazelle is truly a historic computer. Neither because it was one of the first 8088, then 8086 based computer, nor because this Gazelle is propably the heaviest 8088 system ever built, but because it was the computer Tim Paterson wrote DOS for, the first DOS operating system that became later MS-DOS 1.0 when Microsoft bought the rights to DOS from Tim's company, afterwards. See in the "Internet Links" section various links ...
NORTHSTAR  Advantage
NorthStar launched this indestructible all-in-one system in 1982. The Advantage combined the well known (at the time) NorthStar 5.25 floppy disc sub-system with a high-resolution display and a durable keyboard. The Advantage also had it's own bus with it's own set of optional I/O card and a 8088 co-processor card for comparability with the newly released IBM PC software. Sadly, the card was delivered with MS-DOS ver.1 which wasn't compatible with the IBM-PC PC-DOS and very few programs were d...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Darkstar
4/1/2020
IBM  RT (6150)
Does anyone have an IPL ROM dump for the IBM RT PC?

Is there any emulator already existing? Contact me e.g. on Twitter under DarkStar_1337

Wolfram Jarisch
3/30/2020
MARQUETTE ELECTRONICS 8000 Holter System
The system was developed at the Biomedical Engineering Group at MIT using a database of 50 annotated Holter tape recordings. The data base consisted of the 100-series (basic EKG structures) and the 200-series (complex arrhythmia and beat morphology) classification challenges. The 30 minute recordings were annotated beat-by-beat by the consensus of five cardiologists. The development of the data base was lead by Roger Mark, M.D., Ph.D.
The hardware design and first software versions constituted Paul Schluter''s Ph.D. work at MIT. He later joined Marquette and led a team of developers for the commercial implementation of the system.
The first high performance software processing for this system, using cluster analysis and projection methods, was developed by Wolfram Jarisch, then at the BME group of MIT. He demonstrated its performance February 10, 1984.
Using tools from systems analysis the innovative approach could exceed human expert interpretation. Clarification and verification of its performance in terms of human vs. machine capabilities required careful EKG re-examination for final characterization. The development and software implementation of the new analysis approach (in C on a PDP-11) was accomplished in (only) three weeks.

Udo Willers
3/29/2020
OLYMPIA  BOSS
Hello,
I work at the Jade University and try to rescue this rare computer from my home town. I build a small archive with informations but seek to improve it. A schematic would be great. I also desperatly seek informations about the sussessor the Olympia People. Would love to buy one

Richard Ratcliffe
3/28/2020
TELEVIDEO  TS-802
I have at least two of these TeleVideo TS 806. There are floppy disk and some other docs available. If you have any interest in them you can contact me. I also have CP/M disk and manuals and Dos stuff. One or two boxes of 8" and 6" floppies as well. R

cmnmicro
3/28/2020
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Portable Professional Computer (PPC)
I have a fully functional TI PPC with compatible software. MS_DOS, CPM, Word Processing, VisiCalc etc. Like to sell 805-501-3435

Terry Shingara
3/26/2020
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Superboard II
Does anyone know where I can get the pin headers to plug into the superboard II

Willem Matthijs
3/22/2020
BASF 7100
Hi Norbert,

could you please contact me?
i am restoring a BASF 7130 at the moment and I have some questions along the way.

Thanks,

my email : wimmatthijs@gmail.com


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
STAR SHIP (CX2603)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star trek
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics
ENGINE ANALYZER
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - science
SURROUND (CX2641)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - surround
RYGAR (PA2043)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1990
 game - platform
BATTLE WHEELS (PT5006)
Atari Lynx
Beyond Games - 1993
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
MONSTER BLOCK (#11)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - maze
ADVENTURE (VIC-1914)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - adventure - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
NINJA PRINCESS (C-65)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
FIFA SOCCER 96 (32X) (T-5002B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Electronic Arts (publisher), Extended Play, Probe (developer) - 1995
 game - football - isometric 3d - sport
SUBMARINE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - naval battle - submarine
TABLE TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - ping pong - sport - table tennis - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US ad. June 1983

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 100 / 102

 
French advert #1

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
German advert (1983)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
VC20 German advert

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
PCS 80

 
US advert, July 1985

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
300 Professional series

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
Same in German

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
French ad. June 1983...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
Apple accessories

APPLE
APPLE II

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
French advert #2

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
Brochure - happy cou...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
U.S. advert June 198...

NEC
PC 8801

 
German leaflet #4

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
U.S. advert #1 (1977...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
U.S. advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
US advert, Oct 1985

YAMAHA
CX5M Music Computer

 
HP brochure

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9826

 
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