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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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COLECO  Telstar Colormatic - Model #6130
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 for release at Christmas 1977. This unit was essentially the same as the Telstar Alpha, with a designed woodgrain finish. However it has the distinction of being the first Coleco unit with detached controllers and color graphics (box says "different color for each game"). The controllers are nice and small with...
MBO Tele-Ball VII
MBO was a famous electronic german brand from Munich. This is a quite sober pong system... actually, not a very fun or nice looking one. At least, it is complete and offers the 6 games of the AY-3-8500 from General Instruments. The detachable controllers have a serve button. Each of them can be stored on the sides of the main unit. MBO produced a large serie of pong systems that they named "tele-ball" with numbers from 1 to 9 (or more ?). But there did not seem to be any real evolutivity as t...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey 200
In 1975, Magnavox released an improved version of the Odyssey 100: the Odyssey 200. It was same as the Odyssey 100 but with two additional chips from Texas Instruments, which added a third game called SMASH and some on-screen scoring. The Odyssey 200 could be played by two or four players (first system to offer this feature), and displayed very basic on-screen scoring using small rectangles (it still had the two plastic cursors to record the scores). Each time a player marked a point, his whi...
VECTOR GRAPHICS  MZ
The Vector Graphic MZ featured the same hardware basis as the VIP model: S-100 based system with a Z80A processor running CP/M operating system. However, its separate main unit had an 18 slot motherboard and integral dual floppy disc drives (2 x 315 KB). The system came with 48 KB of RAM, 4 KB monitor ROM, and used the Vector 3 "Mindless Terminal". Although it may look like a terminal, the Mindless Terminal only had a parallel keyboard, and a B/W monitor. All...
ATARI  STACY
The Atari Stacy is the transportable version of the Atari STf. It has a 9" monochrome LCD screen which can only use the 640x400 graphic mode. The other STF graphic modes can only be used with an external color monitor. It uses 12 small batteries and can be used for five hours. It has the same internal SCSI interface as the Mega STe. Unfortunately it has no energy management. It was a bit big and heavy (more than 7 kg) and will be replaced with the
TANGERINE MICROTAN 65
This computer is what is the ZX-80 to the ZX-Spectrum, but for the Oric 1. Tangerine developped this computer before they became Oric and produced the Oric-1. It was mainly sold in kit, without the complete keyboard shown in the photo, but with a little hexadecimal keyboard. The unextended Microtan 65 couldn't use Basic (Basic65) due to its RAM limitation (1kb), so only machine-code was usable. Te 1kb ROM contained TANBUG, a monitor which allowed to enter ...
FUJITSU  FM 8
Introduced may 1981, the FM 8 was one of the first Fujitsu micro computers (after the LKIT-8 hobby computer in 1977). In any case it was the first member of the FM series, FM standing for "Fujitsu Micro". At that time its features were really impressive: bi-processor (even an additionnal Z80 cpu could be installed), 64 KB RAM, bubble memory, built-in chinese characters ROM, 640x200 high resolution with 8 colors and no proximity conflict! The FM-8 was developed by employing innovative design a...
TOSHIBA  T 1200
This page is dedicated to Toshiba range of PC compatible laptop computers. The T1200 is first described model. More models will come soon (see 'Read more' section). T0SHIBA T-1200 The Toshiba T1200 was a very advanced laptop for it’s time, being able to run many powerful programs only a proper PC could use at the time. It has an 8 Inch screen that can only use scales of Green and Blue. Another Feature was the first “Resume” Feature, kind of like suspend or Standby on today’s comp...
SAMSUNG Saturn
This version of the Saturn was produced by Samsung under licence from Sega exclusively for the Korean market. Unusually for the Saturn there seems to only one version of this particular console (SPC-ST2). It features a stange mix of components from the different versions of the Saturn available elswhere. The case is of the early oval buttoned type but uses the motherboard from the newer round buttoned type, resulting in some strange characteristics. For ...
SANCO  7000
The Sanco 7000 was sold with the Microsoft Basic interpreter (V.4.45) and KBasic, a special basic which allowed advanced data management. Notice that the sanco 7000 has a 1 KB ram used for cache disk. More than 5000 Sanco 7000 were delivered, mainly in France....

   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
HOCKEY
Odyssey 100
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
REBOUND
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - sport - volleyball
PADDLE PINBALL II / PINPADDLE II / RACKET PINBALL II
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - pinball
WHEELIE RACER (10)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - car - racing
HOCKEY
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey
GALAXIAN
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up
GORDO NO 106 - THE MUTATED LAB MONKEY (PA2106)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tenth Planet - 1993
 game - platform
MASTERMIND
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore (publisher), Ivan Berg Software (developer) - 1982
 game - quiz - text only
SEGA SC-3000 MUSIC EDITOR
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - year unknown
 application - music creation/editing
NINJA PRINCESS (C-65)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up
BATTLE WHEELS (PT5006)
Atari Lynx
Beyond Games - 1993
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
SUICIDE RUN
Sharp MZ-700
Knights - year unknown
 game - dodge
DEFENDER 2000 (J9041E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Williams - 1996
 game - shoot them up
ASTRO COMMAND (#9)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1983
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space

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ORIC
ORIC 1

 
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FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
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SORD
IS 11

 
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FUJITSU
FM 11 EX

 
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SORD
M23 Mark III

 
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PANASONIC
JD series

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 60

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
French advert.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Dutch advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
French advert#2 (198...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
french advert (april...

NEC
PC 8001

 
Brochure extract

CASIO
FX-9000P

 
French advert (janua...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
Advert #6 (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
UK advert #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
French advert #1

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
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ORIC
TELESTRAT

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
German leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80A - MZ 1200

 
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WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
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AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 26

 
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