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MegaMouse for Amiga

MegaMouse for Amiga

  • 100% compatible with all Amiga/ computers
  • Ultra high 400DPI resolution with opto-mechanical encoder
  • Smart-looking, low profile super stylish design with 5ft cable
  • Effortless finger-tip operation with reliable micro-switch buttons
Best Buy - "Gold" review by Amiga Format-UK Sep. 1992 issue

 
Smart Cable RS232

Smart Cable RS232

A universal RS232  Interface - Logic Module and Cable used to connect any RS232 computer and peripheral. No batteries or power supply required. The cable itself is 6' long and has both a female and male connector.

The one in our collection was made in the USA.

 
AVIE A300 2 Slot Backplane

AVIE A300 2 Slot Backplane

The Acorn Archimedes A300 range did not include a backplane to allow expansion podules to be added to the computer. Acorn produced a 2 slot backplane and so did a number of 3rd parties including AVIE.

 
IFEL A410, 440, 680 Backplane

IFEL A410, 440, 680 Backplane

A four slot backplane manufactured by IFEL, for use with the Acorn A410, A440 and A680.

 
Acorn A410, 440, 680 Backplane

Acorn A410, 440, 680 Backplane

The ArchimedesA400/1 range was shipped with this podule backplane. It was also used in the A680 and R140 which ran RISCiX. The metal bar across the back secured the backplane to the computer's chassis.

The main difference between this backplan and the backplane on the earlier A440 was support for interrupt masking which allows interrupts from each podules to be set to a different priority. This improves performance and was needed for RISCiX


 
Irlam Instruments 24i16

Irlam Instruments 24i16

The Irlam Instruments 24i16 is a 24 Bit Real-Time Video Digitiser & 16 Bit Sound Sampler.

Video is accepted from any composite or S-Video source including Video Recorders, Camcorders, Video Cameras, VideoDisc players and Still Video Cameras.

The standard digitiser allows a full television field to be captured in real-time(20 milliseconds). This can be extended to allow still images to be obtained up to fullTV frame size, which is useful for capturing really impressive stills fromcameras such as Sony Mavica, Canon ION RC-560 or Video Visualizer.

Built-in scaling hardware allows image sizes smaller than fields or frames to be captured. Filtering circuits anti-alias the scaled images in two-dimensions so that smooth images are produced. Moving sequences can be saved direct to disc at up to 25 images per second (ips). Note that image size and rate of capture is limited only by disc and system bandwidths, whichmeans that movies can be obtained at a wide range of sizes, rates and aspect ratios.

24i16 boasts a 16 bit stereo sound sampler which records (and plays back) at Compact Disc and Digital Audio Tape frequencies. Samples are recorded direct-to-disc giving virtually unlimited duration. A special resource allows the audio tracks from Replay movies to be played through the 16 bit output of 24i16 which dramatically improves their audio quality. Raw audio from the Acorn sound system can be filtered and mixed in with the 16 bit output to give improved sound quality.

A sophisticated RISC OS application supplied allows 24i16's features to be accessed quickly and easily. Image size, capture rate, audio sampling frequency and file format can all be controlled from the desktop. Video is monitored on-screen (and displayed in true colour on 16/32 bit desktops). Contrast, brightness, saturation and hue are software adjustable. Audio may be monitored using an oscilloscope display and/or VU meters. You can also hear the audio using the 16 bit output from 24i16 or via the speaker of your A5000, RISC PC etc.

The recording process works just like a cassette recorder; connect the audio/video source and press the record button, then press stop when you have captured the desired amount (or set a pre-defined duration). You can even perform time-lapse capture so that movies can be made of flowers opening or clouds forming etc. Documentation supplied includes details and examples of how to operate 24i16 simply from your own software written in BASIC, C or Assembler.

Features

24 bit Video

The features of the video system:

  • Contrast, Brightness, Saturation & Hue adjustment.
  • Variable Size Movies.
  • 1 Mbyte VRAM to store frames.
  • Composite or S-Video inputs.
  • 2D video filtering & scaling.

16 bit Audio

  • CD and DAT sampling rates.
  • Low-Pass Filters existing audio system.
  • Direct-to-disc record and playback.
  • Enhances existing Replay Movie sound playback.


 
D.T. Software IDE Hard Disc Interface

D.T. Software IDE Hard Disc Interface

An IDE interface made by D.T. Software in January 1990.

 
APDL ARCIN v6c IDE Interface

APDL ARCIN v6c IDE Interface

The APDL ARCIN IDE interface is made by Baildon Electronics . It is designed for Risc PCs and A7000s. The ARCIN interface can support up to 4 IDE devices (1 Master and 1 Slave on each socket) and can either replace or work with the motherboard ADFS Interface. The ARCIN interface transfer speed is about 3.6MB/sec sustained or up to 4.5MB/sec burst on a Risc PC or A7000, which is about twice the speed of the ADFS interface.

The APDL ARCIN IDE interface has been replaced by the APDL Blitz  or Unipod  IDE Interfaces.

Further details, including a HTML manual and the latest software is available from APDL .

 
Acorn RiscPC 2 Slot Backplane

Acorn RiscPC 2 Slot Backplane

This is a 2 slot backplane for a RiscPC. A RiscPC normally has a 1 case slice, but can be expanded by adding extra case slices to provide space for more storage deivces,. The backplane can be extended into the extra case slices with 4, 6 or 8 slot backplanes. The backplane plugs vertically into the motherboard on the right hand side next the the power supply fan.

 
BBC Buggy

BBC Buggy

The BBC Buggy was a computer controlled vehicle released by Economatics in 1983. Primarily designed as an educational tool, the two wheeled buggy came as a kit with its main body constructed from Fishertechnik parts. The kit also included two stepper motors to control movement, an interface to connect it to a BBC Micro and a cassette with 13 programs (listed below).

  1. Test and familiarisation
  2. Switch - direct computer control
  3. Memory switch - demonstrating computer memory
  4. Snail - screen route planning
  5. Routeplanner - advanced version of snail
  6. Recorder - route display
  7. Explore for wall - mapping of boundaries
  8. Explore for object - seeks out objects, defines shapes and returns home
  9. Barcode routeplanner - non-keyboard information input
  10. Tin Pan Alley - composing music by barcodes
  11. Man vs Buggy - 'Flying blind'
  12. Sunseeker - seeking a light and negotiating obstructions
  13. Line follower - black or white line following 

 

 
Philips CDi Pre Production 180/181/182/ Professional Multimedia Console

Philips CDi Pre Production 180/181/182/ Professional Multimedia Console

This is a pre production model of the Philips 180/20 machine, which was a professional version of the CDi family aimed at the education market.


Jointly developed by Philips and Kyocera, the machine has 3 units, the top one is the CDi 180.


The middle unit is the MMC 181, or Multi Media Controller, this was for video output, and also houses the input ports and volume control, it also has an IC slot for 8K cards, replaced in later machines by a time keeper chip.


The bottom unit is the 182 expansion rack, which was used for authoring purposes, with two 3.5 floppy drives, scsi, printer and parallel ports.

Only the top two units are needed for operation.


The Philips CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) is an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. This category of device was created to provide more functionality than an audio CD player or game console, but at a lower price than a personal computer with a CD-ROM drive at the time. The cost savings were due to the lack of a hard drive, floppy drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor (a standard television was used), and less operating system software.


CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard used by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was developed by Philips and Sony (not to be confused with MMCD, the pre-DVD format also co-developed by Philips and Sony). Work on the CD-i began in 1984 and it was first publicly announced in 1986. The first Philips CD-i player, released in 1991 and initially priced around USD $700, is capable of playing interactive CD-i discs, Audio CDs, CD+G (CD+Graphics), Karaoke CDs, and Video CDs (VCDs), though the last requires an optional "Digital Video Card" to provide MPEG-1 decoding, as do some of the machine’s better games, this additional cost made the machine prohibitively expensive compared to rival systems, such as the Snes and Megadrive, this version of the CDi could not be extended with the DGC.


The CD-i proved to be a commercial failure in that market segment, Philips ceased publishing video games for the platform in 1998.


Among the system’s weaknesses are just having 2 channels for sound, meaning that music for games must be in one, and sound effects in the other.


The machine is probably best known for being home to some Nintendo licensed games, products of a deal struck between the two companies when Nintendo cancelled a proposed CD drive for the SNES, three Zelda games and one featuring Mario were well received at the time, but thanks to internet folklore, they are often met with derision.

This is the first edition of the console.

16-bit 68070 CISC Chip
Resolution: 384×280 to 768×560
CD-RTOS Operating System
1.5 MB of Main RAM

 
Power PC Board Plus

Power PC Board Plus

Released by Kolff Computer Supplies in 1991, the Power PC Board Plus provides IBM XT emulation for the Amiga A500, A500 Plus, A600, A2000, A3000 and A4000.

The board features an NEC V30 processor running at 10MHz. It supports floppy drives and hard drives (with a special driver). It has 1MB of RAM, allowing it to emulate MGA, CGA, EGA, and VGA graphics modes. When the emulator is not in use the 1MB of RAM is assigned to the Amiga's own memory. The PC Board Plus communicates with the Amiga using the internal serial port. It can also access the Amiga's floppy controller and parallel port. Adlib and SoundBlaster sound cards are also emulated.


 
Sumlock Decimaliser

Sumlock Decimaliser

The Sumlock Decimaliser is a handy tool for use with a Sumlock Comptometer to calculate shillings and pence as decimals of a pound, and from pence as decimals of a shilling.

 
 Powerplay Multi-Colour Joystick Cruiser

Powerplay Multi-Colour Joystick Cruiser

This joystick features a unique 3-way power control dial, microswitch fire buttons and microswitch directional control. It also has a robust 8mm steel shaft and rubber suction pads.

It is compatible with these computers:

-Atari TV Games Machine 2600/7800 and Atari 8/16 bit

-Commodore VIC 20, C64 & Amiga

-Amstrad/Schneider

-Spectrum ZX/48K/PLUS2/PLUS3 - with interface

-MSX & Many others


 
Grundy Newbrain External Disk Drive

Grundy Newbrain External Disk Drive

An external 5.25" disk drive for the Grundy NewBrain. The unit was produced by Grundy Business Systems Ltd.

 
Defender 64 Light Gun

Defender 64 Light Gun

A light gun for the Commodore 64, the Defender 64 was sold as part of the Commodore 64 Light Fantastic pack.

The following games were compatible with the gun.

Army Days
Baby Blues
Blaze Out
Cosmic Storm
Gangster
Ghosttown
GooseBusters
Gunslinger
Operation Thunderbolt
Operation Wolf
Time Traveller

 
Casio FX-7000G graphing calculator

Casio FX-7000G graphing calculator

The Casio fx-7000G is notable for being the world's first graphing calculator.

It came with 422 bytes of memory and it was possible to store up to ten programs in 10 program slots. 422 bytes is not much by today's standards but with its heavily tokenised programming language, programs performing fairly large tasks could be written.

It was a milestone in the history of pocket calculators when Casio introduced with the fx-7000G the world's first Graphing calculator. The display could be switched between the character mode offering 8 lines of 16 characters each, and a pure graphics mode with an array of 63*95 addressable dots. Even todays Graphing calculators like the TI-83 Plus kept this display format, main differences are the data and program memory sizes. Instead of limited 422 program steps todays calculators deal with megabyte instead the bytes.

Date of introduction:  October 1985
LCD dot matrix
New price:  $90.00 (SRP 1988) Display size:  8 * 16 characters
Size:  6.5" x 3.2" x 0.6"
 165 x 82 x 15 mm3    
Weight:  5.4 ounces, 152 grams


 
Acorn CAO50 Multimedia Expansion Unit

Acorn CAO50 Multimedia Expansion Unit

The Acorn CAO50 Multimedia Expansion Unit (M.E.U) was launched in 1993 and designed to provide multimedia features (CDROM and improved sound) for the early 32 bit Acorn Computers from the A3xx through to the A5000 and A4000.



 
Semerc Acorn A4000S

Semerc Acorn A4000S

The Semerc A4000S was devised and developed through a partnership between Acorn Computers, SEMERC, Cumana as a complete system for users with special needs.

The system came fully configured and ready to use apon plugging in. The A4000S came with software is pre-installed, including Phases 3, My World, special needs utilities and programs from Brilliant and Widgit. The revolutionary Cumana EMU interface with standard user port allowed existing equipment, such as overlay keyboards, switch boxes, control equipment and turtles, to be connected immediately using existing leads. The EMU interface also permited further expansion.

The A4000S came with comprehensive support literature, including guidebooks and starter guide. Helplines were also available from Acorn, SEMERC and Cumana and support from a nominated dealer.

Price wise, the A4000S with a standard Acorn colour monitor retailed for £899 (plus £10 deliver per system), excluding VAT. The Acorn A4000S with multiscan Acorn colour monitor retailed for £949 (plus £10 delivery per system) exluding VAT.




 
Homebrew Dragon Disk Driver Controller

Homebrew Dragon Disk Driver Controller

Here is a DIY/Homebrew Disk Drive Conroller for the Dragon.

DragonDOS was supplied as part of the disk controller interface from Dragon Data Ltd. Here is an example of a home made disk controller.


 
Maplin ZX81 Talk Back GB18U

Maplin ZX81 Talk Back GB18U

The Maplins ZX81 Voice unit that plugs into an expansion I/O board.

Talk-Back was a speech synthesis electronics kit designed by Dave Goodman sold by Maplin in 1983. The Talk Back allowed you to add speech to your programs using a programmable digital filter which simulates the human voice tract.

There was no ROM on the PCB. You made it talk by POKEing it. So, this device did not take up any RAM.

 
Apple iSight

Apple iSight

The Apple iSight was first launched in 2003.

The Apple iSight retailed at US$149 and connected to a computer via a FireWire cable.

The external iSight's ¼-inch color CCDsensor has 640×480-pixel VGA resolution, with a custom-designed three-part F/2.8 lens with two aspherical elements. It features autoexposure, autofocusing from 50 mm to infinity, and video capture at 30 frames per second in 24-bit color with a variety of shutter speeds. However, the iSight has an image delay of approximately 120 ms.

The iSight incorporates internal microphones with dual-element noise suppression. The actual camera only takes up one-quarter of the unit; the remaining space is primarily occupied by its two microphones and mounting socket.

Four camera mounts, a plastic tube carrying case and a FireWire camera mount adapter are also included. The user can select the mounting bracket most appropriate for their monitor or other mounting surface. It is fully compatible with its native macOS, as well as partially compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Linus operating systems.

The iSight has a small green LED that illuminates when the camera is in use. It also has an iris that closes by twisting the front of the camera.


 
Atari 850 Interface Module

Atari 850 Interface Module

The Atari Serial Input/Output System or SIO was designed to allow the computer to communicate with peripherals such as the 810 or 1050 disk drive. An advantage of the SIO is that multiple devices could be chained together. A major design consideration was allowing the computer to communicate with peripherals without the need for installing an internal card.

Unfortionatly, a number of devices such as third-party printers used a differnt port called the RS-232. Atari made the 850 Interface Module to allow communtication with devices that used the RS-232 port.

 
Gravis Analog Pro Joystick

Gravis Analog Pro Joystick

Some joysticks are designed specifically for flight simulation programs and others for action arcade games. The Garvis Analog Pro Joystick incorporates these specialized features into a powerful multi-purpose joystick that allows you to play all your favorite games like a pro.

The Gravis Analog Pro Joystick was Factory Calibrated for top performance, it has recessed trim adjusterers and Long-life potentiometers and microswitches. It connected to a standard game port and came with a 1 year 'no-nonsense' warranty.

For Flight Simulation the Gravis Analog Pro offers smooth analog control, built in throttle control, throttle  'off' feature to avoid second joystick conflicts, and 5 fire buttons.

For Arcade Action the Gravis Analog Pro offers adjustable button functions, support for four independant buttons, adjustable handle tension and a full sized padded handle.

This model pictured is for the IBM PC and compatables


 
Sega Control Stick

Sega Control Stick

The official Sega Contol stick is designed for right handed control, instead of the typical left handed set-up.

The Control Stick was released in 1987.

The Control Stick functions exactly like a standard Sega Master System control pad but attempts to give users a greater sense of control over on-screen charactors. It is however, not so good that require precise movements.

Some versons of the Control Stick freely advertised its compatability with other home computers of the time, such as the Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 400, Atari 800 and the Atari 2600. Most Sega Master System controllers will function this way with various degrees of success due to the systems sharing the same type of DE-9 control port.

 
Sord M5 Joystick

Sord M5 Joystick

A joystick designed for use with the Sord M5 a Japanese home computer launched in 1982. The Sord had two DIN sockets that joysticks could be plugged into.

 
Philip Harris Easy Memory Unit

Philip Harris Easy Memory Unit

The Philip Harris Easy Memory Unit was designed as an interface between a computer and a variety of scientific sensors, such as humidity, temperature or conductivity. The rate at which data from sensors is recorded can be set. The unit has a built in rechargable battery.

Our unit comes with a cable for connecting to a BBC Micro and a temperature probe.

 
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX

The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX was an external USB soundcard, supporting 24 bit playback, but with no DSP chip.

 
Sound Blaster 16 Value Edition

Sound Blaster 16 Value Edition

The Sound Blaster 16 was the successor to the Sound Blaster Pro and introduced 16-bit audio sampling to the range of Sound Blaster cards. It was also mostly compatible with software written for Sound Blaster and Sound Blaster Pro cards.

Ours is complete with box, user manual and supporting software.

 
Sound Blaster OEM Version

Sound Blaster OEM Version

Sound Blaster SB2.0 8 bit Sound Card 1991 Reference: CT1350B Rev 4
 
The Sound Blaster family of sound cards was for many years the de facto standard for audio on the IBM PC compatible system platform, before PC audio became commoditized, and backward-compatibility became less of a feature.
 
The creator of Sound Blaster is the Singapore-based firm Creative Technology, also known by the name of its United States subsidiary, Creative Labs.
 
Sound Blaster 2.0 added support for "auto-init" DMA, which assisted in producing a continuous loop of double-buffered sound output and increased the maximum playback rate to 44 kHz (the same maximum as the Sound Blaster Pro, released around the same time). The earlier Sound Blaster 1.0 or 1.5 could be upgraded to support auto-init DMA by replacing the socketed V1.00 DSP with a V2.00 DSP, which was available from Creative Labs.-

 
Sinclair Instrument Wrist Calculator

Sinclair Instrument Wrist Calculator

The Sinclair Instrument Wrist Calculator was a simple 8-digit calculator, that was only sold as a kit. It was released in February 1977 by Sinclair Instruments, a company ran in parallel with Sinclair Radionics.

It ran off of six mercury batteries, which lasted only about an hour and a half, and required the user to disassemble the unit to change them.

The calculator had a three position button to access extra functions, such as memory and square root. It originally sold for £9.95 (plus VAT). Sales were not great, only around 10,000 were reported sold.

Reliability meant that a great many were returned to Sinclair, as was the case with the Sinclair digital watches.

 
Powertran Cortex

Powertran Cortex

The Powertran Cybernetics Cortex 16-bit colour computer was a home/business computer that appeared as a construction project in Electronics Today International (ETI) magazine. It was spread over three articles spanning November 1982 through January 1983.

The Cortex began as a design created by some engineers who were working at Texas Instruments UK. Having created the Cortex, they found themselves conflicting with TI's Business and Home Computer divisions, so were unable to make it a commercial success. The solution was to have it published in ETI and have kits (and fully built units) available from Powertran Cybernetics.

The Cortex was sold in a few versions. This model has no disk drives.

Based on the chip of the TI99, it has 64K of memory, and 24Kb of BASIC. There are spaces on the board for controller chips for disk drives, and the BASIC can be overwritten by new languages from floppy disk.

The example in our collections comes with copies of the original articles and its Users Manual.

 
Watford Electronics 40MB SCSI Hard Disc

Watford Electronics 40MB SCSI Hard Disc

This 40 MB SCSI hard disc drive was used with an SJResearch MDFS Econet Fileserver. Inside it contains a 43MB Rodime RO3057S Type 02B hard drive.

 
Technomatic Winchester Disc

Technomatic Winchester Disc

The Technomatic Winchester Disc is a hard drive that provides 20 MB of storage space for the BBC Micro range of computers. The rear of the device has an integrated ribbon cable for connecting to a BBC 1MHz bus and a socket to connect other 1MHz bus devices.

 
IBM 4869 External Disk Drive

IBM 4869 External Disk Drive

The IBM 4869 is an external disk drive for use with 5.25" floppy disks. The drive has an intergrated power supply and data cable, the asterisk on the front bezel indicates this is a 360kb version.

 
Irlam Instruments Acorn Replay DIY Capture System

Irlam Instruments Acorn Replay DIY Capture System

To quote from the manual" The Acorn Replay DIY kit allows anyone to capture colour video and stereo audio at low-cost onto hard disc using standard equipment. Hardware on the expansion card reduces the video and audio bandwidth to allow capture in real-time from ordinary domestic VCRs, camcorders and videodiscs." 
 
"The hardware was designed for the A5000(with standard IDE disc drives) and A540. However the hardware may work successfully on previous Archimedes models providing you have 2MB RAM (4 MB for compression), a fast hard disc and ARM3."

The card can be fitted with an sVHS or S-Video connector fitted. This card does not have either of these connectors (see hole in the backplate between the Audio inputs and composite video connection).

Here is the Acorn Replay DIY capture system  manual.

Here is the Acorn Replay DIY capture system  application.


 
Stuart Tyrrell Developments Net100

Stuart Tyrrell Developments Net100

The Stuart Tyrrell Developments Net100 card is made by Simtec and also sold be R-Comp and CTA Direct.

The Net100 card is design to fit in the network slot in a Risc PC or A7000 and supports 10/100baseT Ethernet in full or half duplex mode. It supports up to 3 megabytes per secod throughput. It uses the ASIC AS88796 Fast Ethernet controller.

Support details are still available on the Simtec website.

 
Simtec 16 bit IDE Interface

Simtec 16 bit IDE Interface

The Simtec 16 bit IDE interface is suitable for the A300, A400, A540, A5000, A7000 and RiscPC. It has 2 ports and can support 4 devices which can be hard discs, CDROMs, ZIP drives and flash memory cards.

Here are the 16 bit IDE Interface Fitting Instructions.
 
The documentation and software for the 16 bit IDE Interface are still available from the Simtec web site under Legacy products

 
STL Large 16K RAM pack

STL Large 16K RAM pack

This is a 16K RAM pack for the ZX81. It was made in England by a company called STL.

If anyone can tell us anything about STL, please contact us.

 
Toshiba 5

Toshiba 5" FDD for T1100/T1200

The Toshiba 5" FDD Unit that dates from 1987.

It could be used with the Toshiba T1100 and the Toshiba T1200.

 
Cambridge Z88 All In One Pack

Cambridge Z88 All In One Pack

The Cambridge Computer Z88 was an A4-size, lightweight, portable Z80-based computer with a built-in combined word processing/spreadsheet/database application called Pipedream, along with several other apps/utilities, such as a Z80-version of BBC BASIC.

The machine was designed by Sir Clive Sinclair and released by his company Cambridge Computer in 1987 (Sir Clive having been unable to market the computer as the Sinclair Z88 after selling Sinclair Research's computer business to Amstrad in 1986).
 
The Z88 is a portable computer based on a low-power CMOS version of the popular Z80 microprocessor. It comes with 32 KB of internal pseudo-static RAM and 128 KiB of ROM containing the Operating System (called OZ), but can be expanded up to 3.5 MB of RAM, of which the contents are preserved thanks to the batteries. An integrated capacitor prevents the Z88 from losing its data for a limited amount of time while changing the batteries.

Despite the lightness of the Z88—it weighs 0.9 kg—its construction is surprisingly robust, including its membrane/chiclet keyboard which is both comfortable and almost inaudible (an optional electronic "click" can be turned on if it proves too quiet for the user's taste).

Powered by four AA batteries (giving up to 20 hours of use), the computer has three memory slots; each of which can be used for RAM expansion, removable mass storage, and proprietary program use. Since the slots use RAM, EPROM and ROM for their data transfer, the transfer speeds are usually very high. Although RAM cards of up to 1 MB capacity were available, they were expensive. Most users used one or two 128 KB cards.

Though the SuperTwist LCD display has only eight lines, it is clear and surprisingly effective. In Pipedream, a miniature view of a whole page appears to the right of the display, giving a good feel for the overall layout, and compensating for the inevitable "letterbox" effect.

Our model is in excellent condition with the original box and manual. It is the "All In One Pack" which came boxed with the Z88 computer, a 128k Ram Pack, Mains Adapter, Carry Case, a set of batteries, a 32K Eprom Pack and a Eprom Eraser

 
Game Boy Color - Teal

Game Boy Color - Teal

The Game Boy Color is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo. It was released on October 21, 1998, in Japan, and later released in November of the same year to international markets. It is the successor of the Game Boy. Its successor, the Game Boy Advance, was released in 2001 and the Game Boy Color was discontinued in 2003.

The Game Boy Color was fully backward compatible with older monochrome cartridge. Users could 'colourize' monochrome games by choosing from four predefined palettes.

When released there were five original colours available - the logo for the Game Boy Color spelled out the word "COLOR" in the five original colours in which the unit was manufactured. They were named: Berry (C), Grape (O), Kiwi (L), Dandelion (O) and Teal (R). It was also released in 'Atomic Purple' at the same time, which was made of transparent purple plastic. Other colours were released as limited editions or in specific countries.

 
Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple

Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple

The Game Boy Color is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo. It was released on October 21, 1998, in Japan, and later released in November of the same year to international markets. It is the successor of the Game Boy. Its successor, the Game Boy Advance, was released in 2001 and the Game Boy Color was discontinued in 2003.

The Game Boy Color was fully backward compatible with older monochrome cartridge. Users could 'colourize' monochrome games by choosing from four predefined palettes.

When released there were five original colours available - the logo for the Game Boy Color spelled out the word "COLOR" in the five original colours in which the unit was manufactured. They were named: Berry (C), Grape (O), Kiwi (L), Dandelion (O) and Teal (R). It was also released in 'Atomic Purple' at the same time, which was made of transparent purple plastic. Other colours were released as limited editions or in specific countries.

 
Psion Series 3A

Psion Series 3A

The Psion 3 range of personal digital assistants were made by Psion PLC. The four main variants are the Psion 3 (1991), the Psion 3a (1993), the Psion 3c (1996), and the Psion 3mx (1998), all sized 165 x 85 x 22 mm. In addition, a Psion 3a variant with factory installed software for the Russian language was called a Psion 3aR, and Acorn Computers sold a rebadged version of the Psion 3 and 3a marketed as the Acorn Pocket Book and Acorn Pocket Book II.
 
The Psion 3 models were a major advance on the Psion Organiser. They had an original way of managing files: the available program icons are shown in a horizontal line and the associated files drop down beneath them.
 
Manufacture of Psion 3s was discontinued in 1998 shortly after the launch of the Psion Series 5 (a Psion 4 does not exist, due to Psion's concern of tetraphobia in their Asian markets) and the Psion Siena. Psion's industrial hardware division continue to produce handhelds running the same 16-bit operating system, some 17 years after its introduction on the Psion MC range of laptops and 5 years after Psion Computer's final 32-bit EPOC PDA was released.
 
Software was available for the PC called PSI Win that allowed the transfer of data to and from the Psion Organiser.
 
Manufacturer: Psion PLC
Type: PDA
Retail availability: 1993
Media: Psion Solid State Disks
Operating system: SIBO
Power: 2 × AA battery
CPU: NEC V30H @ 7.68MHz
Display: 480 × 160 monochrome LCD
Input: QWERTY keyboard
Connectivity: Serial, 19200 bit/s RS-232C
 
Our unit with a soft case together with manuals etc was very kindly donated by Mr Phillip Gardiner

 
Commodore Amiga 590 Hard Drive

Commodore Amiga 590 Hard Drive

This is a hard drive controller which connects to the expansion bus on the left side of the Amiga 500 (and later Amigas). It provides a SCSI controller and an XT controller. The A590 was usually shipped with either a 20MB Seagate SCSI drive or a 20MB Western Digital XT drive; the one in our collection is the latter. It also provides additional storage. The drive in our collection was made in Hong Kong.

 
Cumana 68008 Issue 2 Second Processor

Cumana 68008 Issue 2 Second Processor

A 68008 2nd processor board for the BBC Micro. The socket on the bottom connects the 68008 2nd processr to the BBC Micro. The BBC Micro's 6502 CPU is removed and a ribbon cable is plugged into the socket and the socket on the bottom of the 68008 2nd processor board.

The Cumana 68008 2nd processor had its own disc controller and ran OS9 from its own floppy drive. It shipped with the standard OS9 utilities and applications.

The board was developed with Vivaway Ltd who were the UK agents for Microware Systems Corporation who developed OS9.

Here is a copy of the Installation Guide for the BBC Upgrade .
Here is a copy of the Cumana 68008 2nd processor circuit diagram .
Here is an article from Acorn User in Nov 1985 titled "Cumana launch 16-bit processor "

 
Feedback CNC932 Three Axis Machine Tool

Feedback CNC932 Three Axis Machine Tool

The CNC932 is a three axis machine tool. The tool can be controlled using a microcomputer. Ours comes with an interface (CH51138) enabling it to be used with the BBC Micro. The included manuals have example programmes in BASIC to demonstrate the capabilities of the drill and control unit. There is also software for the Apple-IIe included. The drill is only intended for the light milling of materials such as toysteel. 

 
ANT 10base2 Network Interface

ANT 10base2 Network Interface

A 10Base2 network interface card from the RiscPC and A7000. It uses the SEEQ NQ80C04A chip and Ether3 driver.

 
Acorn Risc PC German Keyboard

Acorn Risc PC German Keyboard

The Acorn Risc PC German Keyboard has a QWERTZ layout commonly used in Germany and Austria. The keyboard is made by NMB Technologies Inc. The Acorn part number is 0391,410/01.

 
ANT Combo Ethernet NIC

ANT Combo Ethernet NIC

A 10Base2 and 10BaseT Ethernet network interface card for the Risc PC and A7000. It uses the Myson MTD908F chip and has an ANT ROM S/N 33323.

 
Apple Macintosh IIvi

Apple Macintosh IIvi

The Macintosh IIvi was a very short-lived Macintosh model; it was only on the market from September 1992 to February 1993. It was discontinued four months after its introduction, when the Centris 500 was introduced at a similar price point.

The Macintosh vi is also known as the Performa 600 in certain territories, and was introduced with the Macintosh II vx. It housed a much slower processor (16 MHz vs. 32 MHz) and had no floating point feature. The Macintosh vi was not sold in the US. However, the higher speed consumer version, the Performa 600, was sold worldwide.

It could ship with an HDD from 40 MB to 120MB.

 
Sinclair ZX81 with Unbranded Case

Sinclair ZX81 with Unbranded Case

This ZX81 has been placed inside a kit case which does not have a manufacturers mark. If anyone can help identify it, then please let us know.

It has a plastic top, and a wooden base, and runs off a Euro style plug rather than a ZX81 supply, an equivalent one has been fitted inside the case.

The case has a full travel Maplin keyboard.

It also has an in built 16K RAM expansion, to negate using the original box attached to the rear connector, which suffered from the infamous 'wobble' where a slight knock could wipe the computer memory.

The Maplin kit itself was a full travel keyboard, which connected inside the actual ZX81, which cost £21.95, a moulded case could be added for an extra £4.95.

Maplin could also take your ZX81, and build it into the case for you, at a cost of £29.95.

There are two switches on the back, one appears to invert the black and white, the other is marked H/R, which garbles the screen when switched.

 
IBM 7208 342 8MM Tape Drive

IBM 7208 342 8MM Tape Drive

The IBM 7208 is an External 8mm Tape Drive that provides additional function and enhancement capabilities to the AS/400 and RS/6000.

The IBM 7208 Model 342 20GB External 8mm Tape Drive is a stand-alone, SCSI, 8mm streaming tape drive packaged in a black enclosure that attaches to the AS/400 family of servers and systems. It provides a media capacity of 20 GB (40 GB with 2:1 compression) data storage per cartridge and a sustained data rate of 3.0 MB per second (6.0 MB per second with 2:1 compression). This is four times the capacity and six times the data rate of the IBM 7208 Model 012. The 7208 Model 342 features data compression hardware using an adaptation of IBM's Improved Data Recording Capability (IDRC) algorithm.

 

 
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mini

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mini

This Nintendo remake of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System has the same feel of the '90s home console but in a more compact, mini design.The SNES Mini comes with 21 games pre-installed. Though the console is minature, the two controllers included are the exact same as they used to be, and still wired.

The SNES Mini also has some new features, like the ability to rewind 5 minutes of gameplay from your last save. You can also customise your gameplay with the ability to wrap a selection of frames around the screen.

The games included are:

Star Fox 2
Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past
F-Zero
Super Metroid
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Punch-Out!!
Super Castlevania IV
Donkey Kong Country
Mega Man X
Kirby Super Star
Final Fantasy III
Kirby's Dream Course
Star Fox
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario RPG:Legend of the Seven Stars
Contra III The Alien Wars
Secret of Mana
EarthBound
Super Ghouls'n Ghosts

 
Amstrad Disk Caddy

Amstrad Disk Caddy

This is an Amstrad disc caddy from the 1980's. The caddy holds 8 3" compact floppy discs. discs. The Caddy has 2 swivell levers. When the levers are turned by 90 degrees the discs are displayed.

 
Wii - Overkill Hand Cannon

Wii - Overkill Hand Cannon

Official House of the Dead Overkill Hand Cannon (Wii).
The wii Remote tightly slots into the top of the Cannon and a plastic holder ensures that the Wii Remote doesn't come loose.
The Wii nunchuck is compatiblewith the Hand Cannon.

 
Nintendo Gamecube Monitor

Nintendo Gamecube Monitor

This is the mobile monitor for the Nintendo Gamecube Console, version 5.4. It was made in China.

 
Signal Sintez 2

Signal Sintez 2

A Moldovan Spectrum variant which was made in a military factory. Many units, possibly up to a million, were exported to the USSR.


It resembles a ZX Spectrum Plus, but has a noticeably inferior keyboard. Ports include an RGB socket, Kempston joystick, and Sinclair Standard Joystick.

There were different versions technically as some did not have a ULA, this one does.

The machine was expandable to be 128K compatible, usually they were fitted with 512K or 1Mbyte and have the AY or YM sound chip installed.

Not many machines survive, as it is said a Turkish businessman bought up many of them to strip out for their metals.

 
Olivetti Discache

Olivetti Discache

It's model DCH246 and was built in Bar Hill, Cambridge. It is a large external disk drive for Olivetti computers.


 
HH Tiger

HH Tiger

HH Electronics are far more known for their amplifiers than they are computers. The company was founded in 1968 near Cambridge.  The HH Tiger was designed by Tangerine but they sold the design to HH Electronics (before renaming themselves Oric).

The Tiger is a very advanced CP/M machine, running a Z80 CPU, with a 6809 CPU on board. Its case is made of structural foam. The computer is very rare and not many of them were sold.

It has a UHF socket, IEEE port, network data link ports, TTL level video port, light pen and cassette ports, parallel printer port, RS232.

Serial Number: 20501
Made in Bar Hill, Cambridge.

 

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