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   LATEST ADDITIONS
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
SONY  Hit-Bit F500
Another member of the MSX 2 family. This computer was intended to be a "semi-professional computer", with its built-in floppy disk unit, its separate keyboard and its mouse. It used a graphical interface on top of the MSX-DOS with windows and icons (and bears a striking resemblance to the first version of GEM). A nice computer, now if it wasn’t as expensive!...
ATARI  520 ST / ST+ / STM
The 520 ST featured same hardware basis and same amount of memory as the 260 ST. The main difference between them was the built-in ROM TOS operating system and GEM Graphics Interface. In fact, the Atari 520ST originaly came with the OS on floppy as the OS was not completly finished. Very shortly afterward they came with the OS on 6 ROM chips (TOS 1.0). It was first sold in Germany where it met a great success then released in the United States about six m...
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
The Colour Genie was the successor of the Genie 1, Genie 2 and Genie 3. It was intended to compete with the Tandy Color Computer although it was not at all compatible with its model (Z80 microprocessor instead of a Motorola 6809 in the CoCo) The graphic resolution wasn't as good as the CoCo, furthermore it was not possible to mix characters and graphics. However, the machine was reliable and s...
CONITEC Prof80
This computer was never sold in computer stores. It is an homebrew machine built around an unique board called PROF80. The Prof 80 was a CPM Board for CP/m 2.2 or (later) 3.X., manufactured by Conitec, Dieburg, Germany. There is also a branch in US. The company still exists, and the chief designer of the board, Joachim Hanst, is still working there. It was sold in France in kit form by the Pentasonic stores chain. User had to solder all the components onto the bare board. The PROF80 bo...
APPLE  APPLE 1
The story of the development of the Apple 1 has became a "legend". Here's how it goes: Steve Wozniak, was working for Hewlett-Packard at the time, wanted to build his own computer. He couldn't afford the Intel 8080 CPU (this CPU was very popular then, as it was used in the Altair 8800 & IMSAI 8080, but was pretty expensive). He would have used the Motorola 6800 but it was also much too expensive. Finally he decided to build his computer around the MOS 6502 (which was pretty compatible with th...
EXXON 500 Series
Exxon Computer Division, a branch of the Exxon Oil Company, sold this computer in the U.S.A and Europe. This computer was built in 1982. The system is composed of CPU box, monitor, dual disk drives and a keyboard. It was delivered withe software on 5.2 disks, manuals, training materials. This office computer was primarily a word processor with calenders, ticklers and file sharing capabilities. It ran on the Z-80 chipset with a 64 KB architecture running a CPM like OS. In some regards it i...
SEGA Mega Drive
The Mega Drive launched in 1988 in Japan. Europe had to wait two whole years before they would get the machine. Designed as the replacement for the 8 bit Master System, it originally competed against other 8 bit systems, namely the Famicom/NES and PC Engine/TurboGrafx. The Mega Drive had mixed fortunes. In Japan the console was out sold...
SHARP  SM-B-80TC
In 1978, the Sharp parts division, in charge of semiconductor sales, became one of the first second source distributor of Zilog CIE. In order to promote the LH-0080 (Sharp Z80) and associated chips, the division thought up and sold two training cards based on the LH-0080 processor and the LH-0081 PIO chip. These two cards were the SM-B-80TE and the SM-B-80TC. The major difference between these two models is the keyboard that is here separated from ...
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...
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
MikroMikko was Nokia Data's attempt to enter the business computer market. The computer has 64 KB RAM and is a CP/M operating system. There are several models of MikroMikko 1. The one pictured here is a M6 model which has two 5.25" 640 KB disc drives. But other models differ and can have one or two disk drives (360 KB or 640 KB), and even a built-in 5 MB hard disk (model M7). The MikroMikko 1 features high resolution graphics (800x327). It is quite heavy, the keyboard weighting alone about...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jimmothy Parr
5/11/2021
CRAY RESEARCH T3D
great PC! does it come with the guy? /gen

Digby
5/11/2021
CRAY RESEARCH T3D
i was born...!

Martin Underwood
5/11/2021
THORN EMI  WREN
Ian (London, UK) "Do you still have the audio digitiser schematic and software to share or to purchase? I am also interested in the RGB to PAL card." I''m afraid I don''t have the schematics. I *may* have the circuit boards somewhere, but it''s quite likely that I got rid of them when the Wren itself stopped working, or during a house move. Even knowing which ICs I''d used would probably help you a bit. The RGB-to-PAL interface was a design I saw in an electronics Magazine. I''ll have a quick look through my things and see if by any chance I can find the circuit boards, but I''m not confident :-(

John Newcombe
5/9/2021
GEMINI  GALAXY
To Peter Harding: I would be very interested in the keyboard. I am trying to preserve what I can and have assembled a small collection of Galaxy parts. I am missing the keyboard you mention.

John Newcombe
5/9/2021
GEMINI  GALAXY
To Peter Harding: I would be very interested in the keyboard. I am trying to preserve what I can and have assembled a small collection of Galaxy parts. I am missing the keyboard you mention.

Steven Pavelish
5/4/2021
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
Nice tech!

Sammy Fox
5/4/2021
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
Stephen Britt, I''m in canada. how much would you sell it for? my email is everett1911@hotmail.com


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SUPER BASIC (23)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 application - basic - programming language
JOUST (PT5005)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc., Williams - 1992
 game -
177
Sharp X1
Macadamia - 1986
 game - platform
EUROPEAN SOCCER CHALLENGE (LX106)
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1993
 game - football - sport
PUNCH BOY (06)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - maze - platform
ANTI-AIRCRAFT
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - plane - shoot them up - shooting gallery
DINOLYMPICS (PA2089)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - cavemen - puzzle
BRICKDOWN / SHOOTING GALLERY (MG1005)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
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 game - ball and paddle - breakout - shooting gallery
ROCKET PATROL
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery - space
MINIATURE GOLF (CX2626)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1978
 game - mini golf - sport
TV HOCKEY (4 PLAYERS)
Arcade
Amutronics - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
CONGO BONGO (G-1007)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - platform
ROAD RACE (AY-3-8603) (2)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - car - racing
VIDEO OLYMPICS (CX2621)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - handball - hockey - sport - tennis - volleyball
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Stupid situation

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
French advert (jan. ...

APPLE
APPLE IIc

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
M5 Japanese advert

SORD
M 5

 
French advert, Jan. ...

SANCO
8000

 
Early advert (novemb...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
US advert (april 198...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1050

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
UK advert (Apr. 1986...

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
UK advert (feb. 1980...

ACORN COMPUTER
System 1

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French advert

OLYMPIA
BOSS

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
Italian ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Creativity built-in

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
Microkit 09

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
ThinkJet advert

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
French advert #2

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
French advert (1980)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
French ad #2

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-586 / 686

 
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