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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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COMPUKIT UK-101
Made in the UK by Compukit in New Barnet, North London, the UK-101 was originally a copy of the Ohio Scientific Superboard II. Two years and various legal battles later the UK-101 became, technically, behind its erstwhile rival. You could buy the UK101 as a kit or as ready made for an extra fee. The kit came in a cardboard briefcase, in which there were anti-static tubes containing the 65+ ICs, a box of IC sockets, and bags containing passives (mainly 0.1uF c...
SHARP  MZ 800 - MZ 1500
The sharp MZ 800 was the successor of the MZ 780. It was partially compatible with the 700 series and the old MZ 80K series as well. It was sold under three reference numbers: • MZ-811 without tape drive, • MZ-821 with built-in 1200-baud tape drive, • MZ-831 with tape drive and built-in 4-colour printer-plotter. The Tape drive could be substituted for a Quick-disk drive unit. The Quick-Disc was a small...
SIERA G7000
Siera Electronics is a manufacturer of electronic and audio equipment that was founded in the Netherlands but is now based in Belgium (source : The Odyssey˛ Homepage) . Siera distributed Videopac systems and games (where ? Belgium?) under its own company name. The Siera G7000 is only a Philips Videopac G7000 rebadged with the Siera logo. Siera also released the Philips Videopac...
SEGA Nomad
Released in Japan and the United States towards the end of the Mega Drive's life, the Nomad was basically a handheld version of the popular home console. No games were ever specifically created for the Nomad, limiting it to the back catalogue of the Mega Drive. Not that this was really a problem, as by this time there was already a significant number games available. However, due to the power requirements of the Mega Drive hardware and the backlit 3.25" L...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
The Tandy TRS 80 model 1 was the first member of one of the most famous computer family. It was one of the first home computer and was launched at the same time as famous computers like the Apple II or the Commodore PET. Beside, Tandy competitors nicknamed was "Trash-80". The TRS-80 was developed was developed within the Radio Shack engeneering group, based upon several processor chips, SC/MP, PACE, 8008, 8080 and finally the Z8...
INGERSOLL XK 410C
The Ingersoll XK 410C is one of the few Ingersoll pong systems released at the end of the 70s. This one offers 10 games in colour (hence the "C"): target solo, target double, basket 1, basket 2, gridball, squash 1, squash 2, football, tennis and ice hockey. Game selection is made through a big slider at the right side of the console. Several switches control game options (speed, player sizes, service automatic or manual). Finally, two orange buttons are used to reset the system and to serve m...
MATSUSHITA  National JR 100
The National (also known as Panasonic or Matsushita in other countries) JR series was pretty popular in Japan. Small quantities were sold outside Japan, in New Zeland among other countries. Little is known about the first system of the range (please help!). It was obviously an initiation machine with black & white display and rubber keyboard. The JR 100 was followed by the JR 200. Thanks to Murray Moffatt from New Zeland for most of the informatio...
BILLINGS BC-12
Virtually no information about this Z80 based computer - we even don't know its name - and the Billings Co. which name came from Mr. Billings, its founder. Along with this machine, Billings also produced another system named 6000 which specialized in organizing and managing distributed processing applications (see advert section). The operating system OASIS was a subset of IBM's CMS running on Virtual Machines (VM) of the IBM 370. The commands have the same syntax and the same options. The...
IBM  PC XT - Model 5160
The IBM PC XT is the successor of the IBM PC. The XT stands for EXtended Technology and was introduced in early 1983. It has enhanced features: CGA graphic card, hard disk, more memory, and no more tape port (!). But it wasn't very innovative. There are in fact two versions of the XT motherboard. The first one can accept from 64k to 256k RAM, whereas the later one has support for 640K RAM max, the 101-key keyboard, a 3.5'' FDD and a few other det...
TRANSAM Tuscan S-100
Transam was based in London and have moved on from their original business as a manufacturer of cheap hobby-type boards to computers design in 1982. The main unit of the Tuscan computer had a ten-slot S-100 backplane and integral single or dual floppy disk drives. The system came with a CPU board based around the Z80 processor, a video board with composite and UHF TV video outputs, and a memory board holding 8 KB of RAM and 8 KB of Monitor ROM. Several additional board could expand the sy...

   LATEST COMMENTS
larry
9/19/2020
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
As opposed to what someone says below (Franck B.), power consumption of the PC1500 is large, even on fresh Batteries. Years of daily use on the same set of AA cells is simply impossible. See the back of the 1500 : 0.13W consumed !

$$1040$$$1085$$$1076$$$1088$$$1077$$$1081$
9/18/2020
TESLA PMD-85
This is my first wave...This B$W computer is to pretty...

Mihnea
9/16/2020
ELECTROMAGNETICA Jet
I started my epic IT journey with one of these, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I actually still own it, and it still starts up (haven''t tried any programs though as I don''t have the cassette tapes anymore).

Contrary to what some of the comments here state, the processor was perfectly fine and useable, despite being a reverse-engineered clone of the Z80. I played countless games on it (including the ones with custom loading procedures), wrote and ran numerous programs in BASIC and assembler, even loaded a simple version of PASCAL.

It''s possible some of the "JET" clones on the market were actually fakes, as it was common in Romania of that time to take the case of an existing computer and then add or tweak the internals$ that would explain the poor experience some other users have seen. Mine worked perfectly fine for everything I ever threw at it, actually I lately won a HC-90 during a computer programming contest and it was significantly worse in all aspects $ buggy loading from tape (kept R Loading Error''ing), non-working keys, insane noise when loading programs from tape (whoever thought that was a useful thing to have?!).

The keycaps were by far the best on the market among all Z80 Romanian clones (HC, CIP, etc.) as they had the text printed and covered by a plastic cap$ it means they are still readable and in great shape decades later, as opposed to the others which had missing text soon after purchase and later would turn into "blank" keyboards.

The main disadvantage of the machine was the lack of native extensions $ while the HC benefitted from the Interface 1 and 2 add-ons, which enabled joysticks, floppy disk drives and even networking support (!), on the JET that all had to be done "the hard way". Mine only had a Sinclair Joystick extension to the side, which required some soldering and case modding, but it worked nicely afterwards.

Another interesting fact about the JET was that it was capable of reading several different tape "styles" (programmes recorded with different machines were rarely compatible among them due to the speed and amplitude of the tape signals), all it took was slight tweaks to the tape head. The CIP was also pretty good in this regard, but the HC was absolutely terrible, refusing to load any programme not written by its own hardware.

Computer
9/16/2020
COMPUTER DEVICES INCORPORATED  DOT
Please help me teacher invite you and your all staff please come and help me teacher anytime anywhere contact with me and make sure my live TV news channel connect around would computer science education tacknology program please

OLEK CHRISTOPHE
9/14/2020
COMPAQ Portable III
This was my first student computer and * was fond of it!
Who would be interested in it?

James
9/9/2020
PHILIPS  P2000 T/M
The P2000 whilst a good machine was primitive due to its teletext chip and expensive price but it did have some success in education in Holland.


Barry Lawrence (UK)
9/7/2020
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
I was involved with the launch of the J100 into the UK. Just rummaged through these names, many bringing back happy memories, especially Jenny, Lorna, Norman, Robin and Terry.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
MALIBU BIKINI VOLLEYBALL (PA2086)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - beach - sport - volleyball
TENNIS
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - sport - tennis
ARMOR ATTACK
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank - vector graphics - war
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics
PONG
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
CHAMPION BASE BALL (G-1011)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - baseball - sport
KAGAKU (GENSOKIGOU MASTER) (E-107)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega - 1983
 game - educational game
HOCKEY
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - hockey - sport
36 GREAT HOLES STARRING FRED COUPLES (32X) (84602)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Flashpoint Productions, Sega - 1994
 game - golf - sport
CHAMPION PRO WRESTLING (G-1039)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - wrestling
TIC-TAC-TOE / SHOOTING GALLERY / DOODLE / QUADRA-DOODLE (VIDEOCART-01)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - mind games - noughts and crosses - paint program
JET FIGHTER
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - shoot them up
TANK II
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
SPEEDWAY / TAG (RCA STUDIO II) (18V404)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing

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French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Promotional leaflet

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
Brochure #3

SORD
M-100ACE

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
ACE 1000 advert (198...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
ThinkJet advert

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
CBM 500 / 600 Series

 
French advertisement

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 24

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
UK advert (1984)

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
US ad. August 1985

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
MetaCard ad

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
Spectrum

 
German leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80A - MZ 1200

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SMT
Goupil 3

 
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
QL catalogue #1

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
U.S. ad. (Jun. 83)

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
Newburry brochure #2

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
French advert (1984)

KAYPRO
Kaypro 10

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Japanese advert (199...

SEGA
Teradrive

 
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