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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
A10 Telespiel 9010
One more system which looks like the Markint 4A system or the Novoton Video-Sports. It is in fact a classic pong system powered by the AY-3-8500 chipset and thus offering 4 different games (Tennis, Hockey, Squash and Handball). The system is very large. The middle part looks like a common system but it feels like two additional parts (colored differently) had been added on each side. The paddles can be inserted in these parts which allows the players to p...
APF M1000 / MP1000
The APF M1000 was released in 1978. It's a Video game system cart based, comes with 2 non-detachables joysticks with a numeric keypad on each ones (look likes a mini-calculator with a joystick), has "Reset" & "Power" buttons on the unit. Only could be played on a Color TV only. This system seems to have been the pack-in unit with Imagination Machine. The APF MP1000 was released in 1978. This system is basically the same as the M1000 model and both syste...
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
The Link 480Z was meant originally as a disc-less network station. It was designed to offer a lower cost computer to schools. The name "Link" meant link in a chain. It was a very reliable system, and one of the first personal computers used in the English schools. Because of the good reputation of the Research Machines computers, the Link 480Z was one of the three computers chosen for the U.K. 1982 Educational Scheme, with the Sinclair Spectrum and the
R2E  PORTAL
The only display device is a very small LED screen (R2E said then that screen wasn't necessary with business computers, what were they thinking!). It has a built-in thermal printer (48 columns, 28 cps). It runs under Prologue and is sold with BAL, a business language (which is a mixture between Basic and Cobol). Notice that R2e is the company that made the first micro computer in 1972: the R2E Micral....
ORIC ATMOS
The Oric Atmos was the successor of the Oric 1 and had almost the same features. Its main difference with the Oric 1 was the keyboard and the debugged ROM (the ORIC 1 had several bugs). Although improved, the loading process from tape was still very uncertain. The real mechanical keyboard was really better. Two versions were available, with 16 or 48 KB of RAM. 16 KB version couldn't be upgraded, very few of them were sold. There were also new Basic instru...
CORVUS SYSTEMS Concept
The Concept system was intended to be an individual diskless workstation operating within a Local Area Network (LAN). Each user could use the ressources of the computer and share both data and peripheral devices, including mass storage devices. The network connected computers offered some attractive cost advantages and allowed several people to work simultaneously on the same task. Users' data were shared through the Corvus OmniNet networking system which was the core product of Corv...
ATARI  Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
The following description comes from www.atariHQ.com website, especially the Stunt Cycle dedicated page : "Considered by many collectors as the coolest of the dedicated (non-cartridge) Atari home consoles, Stunt Cycle allowed aspiring Evel Knievel wannabes the joy of performing knarly stunts -- without the risk of breaking one's neck. Tons of tricks to pull off he...
LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD PC 8300
The Lambda 8300 is basically a ZX-81 clone. Made in Hong-Kong (by Lambda Electronics LTD? DEF?), it was designed as a cheap computer for initiation and was licenced to many companies throughout the world. This explains why the same computer can be found under many different brands and names (DEF 3000, Power 3000, Basic 2000, Basic 3000, PC 2000, PC 8300, Marathon 32K, IQ 8300, Futura 8300, Your Computer, etc.). But on all mainboards is written a generic "PC 8300"...
SCHMID TVG 2000
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in Germany. See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info. ...
ICL  OPD - One Per Desk
This strange mixture between telephone and computer is actually a Sinclair QL (slightly modified, of course). It is based on the QL motherboard, but with some improvements, namely, ruggedized (in other words, more reliable) Microdrives. ICL also added some software in ROM: diary, address and phone book, communication software and a terminal emulator. It has a built-in modem and a speech synthesizer. According to ICL, each executive should have this computer...

   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
HOCKEY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - hockey - sport
SUPER BASIC (23)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 application - basic - programming language
RETOUR DU DOCTEUR GENIUS, LE
Oric compatible systems
Loriciels - 1984
 game - adventure - text interface
TV BASKETBALL
Arcade
Midway - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
STAR JACKER (G-1010)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
TANK
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
SHANGHAI - THE ANCIENT CHINESE GAME OF MAH-JONGG
Sharp X1
Activision, System Soft - year unknown
 game - mind games - shanghai
HOCKEY / TENNIS / HANDBALL / TARGET (cartridge #2)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis
DOUBLE DRAGON (L070)
Atari Lynx
Technos, Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
MAIDUM
Sharp X1
NCS - year unknown
 game -
SUPER SKWEEK (PA2100)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Loriciel (developer) - 1991
 game -
BOWLING (VIDEOCART-21)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - bowling - sport
STAR SHIP (CX2603)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star trek
SUPER BASEBALL (05)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - baseball - sport
SUPERSPORTIC (PC-501)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 100 / 102

 
UK advert #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
US advert (nov. 1980...

EACA
VIDEO GENIE 1 / EG-3003

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
Victor ad #4 (1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Superboard II

 
French advert (1979)

SYNERTEK
SYM1

 
HP brochure

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9826

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
Japanese ad

NEC
TK 80

 
Brochure #3

SORD
M-100ACE

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
Advert #6 (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
M5 Japanese advert

SORD
M 5

 
1978 brochure #3

MSI
6800

 
Advert #1

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert

COMPAQ
Portable

 
QL catalogue #8

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Bridge Computer vers...

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
First advert

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
U.K. advert (1983)

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
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