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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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PRAVETZ 8D
The Pravetz 8D was a Bulgarian clone of the Oric Atmos featuring a Bulgarian version of the 6502 processor called CM630, 16 KB of ROM and 48 KB of RAM The keyboard was almost the same as the original Atmos version, including a MK key, similar to the CTRL key, a C/L key allowing to display Cyrillic or Latin alphabets, and cursor keys. As in Pravets 82 (etc), the original lowercase characters were replaced by cyrillic characters a...
ROLLET Videocolor
The Rollet Videocolor is a low-range console with rather simplistic games. It was released around 1983. It is one of these cheap systems produced in Asia for people not able to buy more expensive systems of that time. Though different in shape, Rollet Videocolor is internaly the same system as the Hanimex HMG-7900 and the ITMC-SD290. There were surely all produced by Soundic in Hong-Kong as all the systems have code-names like "SD-2xx" (where SD would mea...
PHILIPS  P2000 T/M
The P2000 desktop series was the first Philips attempt to penetrate the home computer market. It was released in March 1980 in two version, the P2000M and the P2000T. The main difference lied in the video interface. The T version, aimed at home and educational use, could be connected to either a standard TV set or a special RGB monitor. The M version, more professional, had an additional 80-column card allowing to connect a monochrome composite monitor. This version shipped with a monitor ca...
NEC  PC Engine Duo R
This is essentially the same machine as the PC Engine Duo, but with a redesigned white case and no headphone jack or CD door lock....
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...
ROBOTRON A5105
The Robotron A-5105 was intended to be used in former Eastern Germany schools where it should replace the outdated KC line of computers. Therefore, it was also called BIC which stands for "Bildungscomputer" ("educational computer").. Up to 16 computers could be linked into a network which was comprised of one teacher computer and several pupil systems. Each station could access the printers and plotters. A monochrome monitor was attached to the case ...
COLECO  Telstar Colortron
After the release of the Telstar (the first "dedicated-chip" pong system) in 1976 which was a big success, Coleco conceived a whole range of pongs. This pong have the same caracteristics as the Telstar Colormatic (4 games) but the case is different. It is quite small and the controllers (dials) are built-in the console. It also has a digital pushbutton game selector, color (thanks to the AY-3-8510 chipset), and a spec...
EPOCH TV Baseball
The Epoch TV Baseball is an early japanese video-game released in 1978. It is a stand-alone system, as it can play only one game: baseball! Indeed, baseball has always been very popular in Japan. It was logic that it inspired first videogames there. The game can be played by two players, one launching the ball and the other manipulating the bat. There is a detachable controller with only one fire button, and all the other controls are on the system itself. It is interesting to note that...
PHILIPS  P3000
almost no information about this computer which features seems to be similar to the P2000C. Hopefully, jim apperley from Canada helps us: The Philips word processors of the early to mid 80s were built in the Town of Mount Royal (TMR), Montreal, Canada, by Micom a subsidiary of Philips. They retained the Micom brand name in Canada and US where the brand was quite well respected. Later Micom was integrated into Philips Informati...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-5036A
The HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab was designed by Hewlett Packard to be a learning tool for acquiring the basics of microprocessor operations. It was also used to help students, technicians and engineers understand how to repair faulty microprocessor-based systems. Mounted in a brief case, the HP 5036A provided both the hardware and software basics and vital troubleshooting information needed to solve hardware problems. The board held a 8085A CPU, 2 KB ROM and 1 KB RAM. Displays for the Address...

   LATEST COMMENTS
AJ
10/29/2020
INTERSYSTEMS DPS-1
Responding to your page at https://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st$1$c$574

In late July of this past year, I acquired an auction lot that had one of these boards for the front panel of one of these systems.

Are these images helpful to you?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17_roXmU2H8rzRV1YTeYZJFhb6Haz19DQ/view?usp$sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pN4RpgRt0X5rIbfy1HvzIY2NTorwXZLL/view?usp$sharing
Google Docs

Greg Kilfoyle
10/27/2020
CENTRAL DATA  2650
I purchased the bare board and components as a kit from Rod Irving Electronics in Melbourne Australia, back in 1976/7 (from memory).

I think the kit was $150. (I worked at Repco Exchange Engines factory for 2 weeks over the summer break to earn the money.) It also came fully assembled for much more money. The young chap (also a teenager) helping me said it wasn''t too hard to put together, hinting to buy the kit not the fully assembled. His boss pulled him aside and chastised him for that comment, wanting to get the higher price :)

Anyway, it had a composite video out, cassette interface and header for ASCII keyboard. I had to purchase the bare keyboard, plus an ASCII keyboard circuit board.

We had an old B/W valve/tube TV that regularly needed the TV repair man to come around and fix - usually just replacing the valves. I told him about my computer kit purchase and he $ped a couple of wires out the back for direct video input.

I built the keyboard board and wired up the keyboard. Built the Central Data board with lots of 74xx TTL chips, RAM, caps and resistors.

First time powering it up (don''t recall what I used for power, could have been a train-set power supply) nothing happened, no output to the display. Using the TV direct video input as a poor-man''s oscilloscope I found that one of the 7400 NAND gates was bad - it should have had a clock signal. There was a free gate on another part of the board so I cut some pins and added some jumper wires. Lo-and-behold, it booted up!

Writing in hex assembler was, let''s say, fun. I didn''t care, this was so exciting for a teenager. Only about 700 bytes were available for programs with the rest of the 2K memory being the memory mapped display. In that 700 bytes I wrote a Space Invaders game. It was functional enough that I spent a lot of time playing it. Programs were saved to cassette.

Threw all the bits in the dumpster when we moved to California in 1992. Wish I hadn''t now :(

Ross Milbourne
10/26/2020
SHELTON INSTRUMENTS Sig-Net
I own a Shelton Signet 200 cabinet, with twin floppy disk drives built-in and a separate monitor.

I am trying to find out if anyone has a copy of CP/M, or other software for this machine please?

Best wishes, Ross

Cuvtixo
10/25/2020
IBM  PC Junior
Yan touches on some good points, but... the first point about "incompatibilities" misses a lot about the market it cam out in. Compaq would not bring out its successful Deskpro 386 until the next year, 1986. Apple II, Comodore64, Atari, TRS-80 and other computers of the time were all incompatible and idiosyncratic. Even when they had 5.5'' disks, the formats were incompatible. In truth having IBM DOS 2 and not CP/M made them weird at the time (IBM offered CP/M for an additional price on the day the 5150 came out) But yes, they did fear PCs eating into business computers, that''s why they accepted Microsoft''s OS and left them free to licence. From the beginning they thought they could make their own later (OS/2) and crush M$. Also with PS/2 line they would put out a new MCA architecture and crush the new ISA standard their clone competitors made. Also their was a lot of criticism about the awful "chiclet" keyboard. It was so bad, PC makers avoided the style for years afterwards. Basically until Apple came out with the Magic keyboard, in the 2000s which won acclaim and is still sold at premium prices. It''s an irony many seemed not to realize. Above all, was IBM''s arrogance. Picking out the smaller faults sometimes misses this larger point.

mifritscher
10/23/2020
TOSHIBA  T 1200
I''m searching 1-2 memory expansion boards for the T1600 - does anybody still have these? I would also take a complete T1600 $)

eXO
10/23/2020
ATT PC 6300
If interested in selling, please contact me at retroexo@gmail.com
Thanks!

eXo
10/23/2020
ATT PC 6300
I am interested in purchasing one if someone is selling.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PIT-FIGHTER (PA2070)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - beat 'em up
HUSTLE CHUMY (G-1035)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Compile - 1984
 game - platform
3D MINE STORM
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - 3d (real) - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
GALL FORCE - ETERNAL STORY
Sharp X1
Artmic, Movic, Scaptrust, SVI - 1986
 game -
ATARI BASKETBALL (CXL4004)
Atari 8-bit computers
Atari - 1979
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - basketball - sport
DOGFIGHT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - plane - shooting gallery
JOUST (PT5005)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc., Williams - 1992
 game -
ADDITION
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
DEFENDER 2000 (J9041E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Williams - 1996
 game - shoot them up
POWER FACTOR (PA2109)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1992
 game - platform
CHECKERED FLAG (J9007E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Rebellion (developer) - 1994
 game - car - racing
BORDERLINE (G-1001)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game -
FIGHT FOR LIFE (J9037E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1996
 game - 3d - beat 'em up
HYPER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
NIHONSHI NINPYOU
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega, Stratford - 1983
 game -

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TESLA
PMI-80

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
German ad #1

SHARP
MZ 700

 
In the kitchen...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert #4

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
Menta & Softy advert...

DATAMAN DESIGNS
Menta

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Isaac Asimov ad #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
English advert.

PIONEER
Palcom PX-7

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
VDP 80

 
US advert Apr. 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
US advert (1980)

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French ad (jan. 1985...

YENO
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
Promotional pict.

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
1978 brochure #5

MSI
6800

 
U.S. advert (1982)

APPLE
APPLE III

 
COMPUSTAR network

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Radiola advert. 3

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
Spanish advert

SONY
Hit-Bit 101

 
Same in German

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
NLS advert

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
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