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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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SEGA Master System
The Sega Master System (SMS) was originally released as the Sega Mark III in Japan. It was released after Nintendo's NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and was never able to catch up to its level of success. The hardware was superior to that of the NES but the number of quality games on Nintendo's console far out numbered those on the Master System. There were some quality titles on the system and it was also the f...
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...
IBM  RT (6150)
The IBM RT (or PC/RT or 6150 in Europe) was a 32-bit RISC machine. In fact 'RT' meant 'RISC Technology' where RISC itself was initials of Reduced Instruction Set Computers. This machine was IBM's first try into the single-user workstation world and was the ancestor of the RS/6000 range. The advantages of RISC technology were smaller processor chips, since they needed less on-chip storage for the instruction set, faster signal transfer between devices, and faster i...
NATIONAL CF-3000
MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and superimposition feature. The keyboard is separated from the main unit. At the right hand side of the main unit, there is enough room for an optional disk drive. The CF-3300 was a CF-3000 sold with this disk drive already mounted. The brazilian computer Gradiente Expert, is a clone of the National CF-3000....
CONTINENTAL EDISON / SABA Ordinateur Video Jeu JO 1450 (JOPAC)
The Jopac JO 1450 is the same system as Brandt Electronique Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400, basically a Philips G7400 in a different case....
CROMEMCO  C10
The C-10 is Cromemco's only attempt to step in the market of personal and family oriented computers. The goal was to compete with Apple II's and IBM PC's in small businesses as they started getting equipped with computer systems. This standard CP/M based system featured a 12'' screen housing a single motherboard, without extension capabilities (no S-100 bus), a keyboard and floppy drive. The CDOS operating system (a CP/M vari...
SEGA Genesis 2
The Genesis 2 is basically just a redesigned Genesis. The Genesis 2 was much smaller and squarer then the original Genesis. It did not have the headphone jack, volume control or RF TV output. The A/V port changed to a custom multi out port that now provided stereo sound to T.V's (previously only mono was output by the Genesis, the headphone jack had to be used for stereo sound). The power lead port was made smaller and a different AC adapter was used. Fi...
CANON  Object.Station
After NeXT abandoned the hardware business,Canon (who had a large investment in NeXT) bought the licence and started producing the successor to the NeXTstation. The Object Station was an Intel-based PC specifically adapted to run the NEXTSTEP O/S. There were two versions available, the 31 and the 41, with IDE & SCSI being the main difference. There are also specs for a Pentium-based 51 but it remains unclear whether it actually came to market. The computer could also run Windows and othe...
PROTEUS INTERNATIONAL  Proteus III
Little is known about this computer. Help welcomed. The Proteus III was apparently made in France. It is powered by a Motorola 6800 CPU. There were two models : Proteus III A with 16 KB RAM, and Proteus III B with 32 KB RAM. There was even a third version (Proteus III C ?) with 48 KB RAM. It can display 16 lines by 64 characters but has no specific graphical resolution, only semi-graphic characters which can be used to simulate graphics. 5.25'' disk-drives (Double Density)...
YASHICA YC-64
This is a classic MSX 1 computer made by Kyocera and sold by Yashica. Kyocera didn't sell any MSX computers under its brand name, but conceived a few like the Philips VG-8020 and the above for example... The Yashica YC-64 is somewhat original as it is red! ...

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POWERTRAN CYBERNETICS  CORTEX
I built a Cortex back at end of 1982 when it came out in the magazine Electronics Today.Being a keen electronics hobbyist,it looked like the ideal thing for me to get my teeth into.I trained in the early days on Digital PDP8 and 11 linked to engineering equpment.I did a lot of machine code writing for the Cortex and wrote games like Othello,Mastermind and mazes etc.
My machine now needs some tlc,which it will have even though it still works fine.At the time I built it,it was way ahead of its time and really fast with "sprites"that could be moved around the screen.
Not quite sure what to do with it now as space is somewhat limited in new home.

Andy
10/14/2020
SHARP  PC-1260 PC-1261 PC-1262
I just got the same problem described here: Changed batteries and the Sharp PC-1262 came up in Japanese mode instead of European/US mode. I tried several things, but to no avail. In the end, I tried this:
- remove batteries
- set the on/off switch to Pro (or RSV, I''m not sure)
- put the opened PC-1262 upside down in it''s plastic hard cover (to avoid to accidentally press a key
- $ new batteries, but do not slide the battery compartment cover at this moment
- press and hold the all reset switch, at the same time slide the battery compartment cover over the batteries

For me, that worked fine. The PC-1262 came up in European/USA mode again. However, I am not sure about the position of the on/off switch I used.

Cláudio Sampaio
10/13/2020
CCE  MC 1000
The date is wrong, it was released before 1985. I was gifted that computer in my 11th birthday, which was in november 1984.

Virgil
10/13/2020
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  TI 99 / 4A Beige
I am 13 and I have found one of these in a building my family owns. I am interested in it and how it has the same controller ports on it as a sega genesis does. Really neat.

James Hanley
10/13/2020
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 SL & SL/2
I LOVED my Tandy 1000 exactly because I didn''t care about it! It was a gift when everyone had 286s and were even looking forward to the release of the first 386s. So after I tired of Solitaire (it had been upgraded to Dos5 by the previous owner) and journaling, I set out to learn everything I could.... by the crash and burn method.

I ran every .exe, .com, and .bat file on that box. It often "died" and I then had to learn how to recover. One day I hot swap pulled the WD PATA 20MB drive on an ISA sled to learn about it''s jumpers and in a few minutes (NOT seconds!) I saw a graphic desktop! I discovered it was DOS 3 in ROM and though it was agonizingly slow it opened my eyes.

That same week a friend "rescued" a set of PC Tools disks from a wastebasket when her place of business upgraded to a Mini Mainframe and I discovered PCs are not just tools, they are TOOLBOXES! A fella could put any kind of tools in them! PC Shell just kicked open the doors. Suddenly I could see the entire directory hierarchy. I''ve never been the same since.

Michael Kato
10/11/2020
EPSON  PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva
In Japan two models were sold the HC-80 and the HC-88. The HC-80 was less expensive and did not have the Kanji ROMs. It looks like the keyboard was slightly different for the HC-88 whereas the HC-80 keyboard was very much like the PX-8.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TOURNAMENT TABLE
Arcade
Atari - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - breakout - football - hockey - sport - volleyball
BASIC LEVEL III B (B-40)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
SAUCER ATTACK (PC/SD-203)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
TENNIS
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
CONCENTRATION MATCH (MG-202)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - 1978
 game - memory game - mind games
SPITFIRE (VIDEOCART-04)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - dogfight - duel - plane
HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
MAPPY (28)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - platform
ZAXXON'S MOTHERBASE 2000 (32X) (84512)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
ADDITION
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
DOKI DOKI PENGUIN LAND (C-50)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - platform
BIG SPORTS 12 (#4)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey - lightgun - sport - squash - tennis - volleyball
S.T.U.N. RUNNER (PA2060)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1991
 game -
RYGAR (PA2043)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1990
 game - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Us advert July 1982

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-2

 
US advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
DECMATE II

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-1

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
advert #2

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
US advert, July 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 200

 
French advert (jan. ...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
IEEE interface adver...

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Japanese ad #2

CASIO
PV-2000

 
French advert #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
U.S. advert (1979)

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
Promotional picture

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
German advert

MORROW DESIGNS
Micro Decision

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
U.S. advert (1980)

QUAY CORPORATION
500 Series

 
U.K. advert (1990)

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1500

 
Stupid picture

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
french advert (jan. ...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
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