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There are actually 1261 systems in the museum.


RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
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 ...

SHARP  PC-1403 (H)
As the PC-1401 family was rather successful, Sharp released an update three years later. The two new models were named PC-1403 and PC-1403H. The differences were not large, but very helpful. They had a better display, with 24 instead of 16 characters on the same display area, and lowercase letters could now be used. Thus, there was an additional SML key to switch between uppercase and lowercase entry mode. Moreover, matrix calculatio...
The MK-14 was the first computer made by the Sinclair company (at the time called Science of Cambridge because the Sinclair name was used by another company). The MK-14 was a training board sold in kit form for Ł39.95 and featuring a National Semiconductor SC/MP 8-bit processor, 256 bytes of RAM, 512 bytes of ROM holding a monitor, calculator keyboard and display, and some I/O ports. In fact, Clive Sinclair was not very enthusiastic about a personal computer project. The MK-14 pro...
At the time when the Amstrad GX 4000 game console and the CPC+ computers were launched, Amstrad had designed this metallic box to be used by dealers as a demonstration model. It was mainly used in the UK by Dixons chain dealers. Of course, very few models were produced. When opening the front side of the sturdy aluminium case, one finds a metal plate covering the main board, actually a CPC 464+ motherboard, and a daughterb...
Epoch TV-Vader is a japanese stand-alone unit offering four Space-Invaders inspired games built-in the system. It was released in 1980. The white console is quite simple in its design. In the middle of the case are the joystick (only left & right) and one fire button labeled "missile". Left to them is a LEVEL button used to select the game, and on the right is a START button and an ON/OFF power switch. Apparently, the system offers four different games, largely inspired by Space Invaders. ...
MICRONIQUE  Victor / Hector 2HR / 2HR +
The 2HR (HR for High Resolution) is the successor of the Victor / Hector 16k models, but this time is conception is entirely french. The machine has been completely redesigned and this new model is then more powerful. This is in fact a completely new machine with more memory and high-resolution. It is still compatible with the 16k models in a "model 1" mode choosen at the start-up menu....
NOVOTON Video Sports
One more system which looks like the Markint 4A system. This one has got a different selector knob from the Markint system which is round. The system is very large. The middle part looks like a common system but it feels like two additional parts has been added on each side. The paddles can be inserted in these parts which allow the player to play without removing the paddles. All texts are in french....
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. There were several models in the 7000 serie. The model shown is a BASF 7120. The computer was based on a DigiLog (USA) Personal Computer (Microterm II Intelligent Terminal), which had an additional printer built in (the paper came out on the top), but was to faulty to be sold (power supply, monitor control, mechanical construction and more.). The operating system was an "Enhanced commercial BASIC" interpreter and/or an Assem...
This is a standard MSX 1 computer, no suprise... But though Olympia is a german company, it is in fact a Korean Daewoo / Yeno DPC-64. It is identical except for the colour....
COLECO  Telstar Arcade
The Telstar Arcade is maybe one of the most interesting systems made by Coleco, and also the most advanced PONG system released in America, although it played non-PONG games. Made in a triangular case, the system could play three types of games, each being played on one of the three sides of the case. Obviously, the first side allowed playing PONG games (TENNIS and the like), and the second side allowed playing target shooting games. Nothing very different from most other systems, except the ...
Amstrad bought the rights to use the Sinclair name on computer products. However, while Sir Clive Sinclair (the creator of the ZX 80, ZX 81, ZX Spectrum and QL) retained ownership of Sinclair Research, he couldn't use the Sinclair name. Sir Sinclair therefore created a new company called Cambridge Research, with the intention of realizing an old project, the Pandora...

"The story behind the creation of the Atari Portfolio" on Amazon may be of interest to some members of this forum.

NEC  PC 8201A
I owned one of these, my first computer, after my brother-in-law showed me his Radio Shack M-100. I also got the external drive. I learned basic on it and programmed it to handle our construction company''s payroll and taxes.

stevyn ironfeather
SHARP  X1-D (CZ-802C)
SHARP CZ-802C Spotted at the Shikaoi Hokkaido Japan library October 2021$732$mode$view welcome to use the photo. can investigate more

Nick Blackburn
David W. from Ithaca - best to keep your mouth shut and let others believe you are an idiot, than open it and confirm their assumptions. Sir Clive was a visionary, way ahead of his time and only stymied by the technology and attitudes available in the early eighties.

SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
I remember seeing the Victor 9000 for the first time, the unique design of the monitor which was echoed in the shape of the case (or vice versa), the dark colouring of the keyboard and machine bezel which worked so well with the black drives and the very wide, heavy keyboard my first thoughts were oh my, this LOOKS powerful. I have a suspicion I wasn’t alone in that thought and that helped sell so many too. A great machine, lots of options, a useful and reliable business machine that was truly worth the money.

I drove a TS-803 CP/M computer from 1984-1986 at my first job. It was there when I came on board. Ran CP/M 2.2. Had some manuals and disks with the system. Among other things, I wrote a program that made use of the graphics capability to plot graphics. I think I was using BASIC to pass variables and make the system call to plot points. Not very fast, but worked. Migrated to an NEC 8 MHz turbo XT and a Novell network in ''86 or so.

COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The statement that the MAX Machine can not do multi color is incorrect. I own a MAX Machine so I tried MAX BASIC and set bit 4 in $D016 to switch on multi color mode. It behaves exactly like on a C64, multi color mode goes on.

Atari Lynx
Atari, Midway, Williams - 1992
 game - pinball
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game -
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Shen (developer), Virtual Xperience - 1995
 game - motorbike - racing
GCE - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank - vector graphics - war
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - blackjack - casino - fruit machine - poker - roulette
ROBOTRON 2084 (PT5003)
Atari Lynx
Shadowsoft Inc. (publisher), Williams - 1991
 game - shoot them up
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1992
 game - golf
Chicago Coin - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
Interact-Victors-Hectors model
Interact Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - biorhythm
Midway - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - 3d - gravity - shoot them up - space
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - handball - hockey - sport - tennis - volleyball
METAL HEAD (32X) (84511)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up

French advert (1981)

ZX 81

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Home Computer System

Your Computer articl...


French advert (1980)

TRS 80 PC-1

UK advert

MTX 500 /512

Japanese advert (198...

PC 6601

Neo-Geo advert

Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

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Gundam RX-78

1978 brochure #16


Photography tool

PC-1210 / 1211 / 1212

User manual's cover

Intellec Series

Logabax sticker

LX-500 series

First advert (1989)

CD-i 210

Promotional picture

Television Computer System

US advert (1977)


Advert #2

IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

French advert (june ...

TO 7


TO 7

French ad #1


French advert (1984)


French advert.


Mail order

TO 7

German advert

ZX 81

UK advert

520 ST / ST+ / STM

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