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IFEL 2MB A3000 RAM Expansion

IFEL 2MB A3000 RAM Expansion

2MB RAM expansion for the A3000-series of computers.

 
IFEL A3000 RAM Expansion

IFEL A3000 RAM Expansion

RAM expansion for the A3000-series of computers.

 
Watford Electronics 64K RAM-ROM Board

Watford Electronics 64K RAM-ROM Board

The Watford Electronics 64K RAM-ROM Extension Board expands the RAM capacity of the standard BBC Micro and allows up to five ROM/EPROM modules to be fitted.

 
Speech Recognition System Interface SR1

Speech Recognition System Interface SR1

By William Stuart Systems.

 
Viglen Sideways ROM Cartridge System

Viglen Sideways ROM Cartridge System

The Viglen Sideways ROM Cartridge system allows you to plug in any sideways ROM/EPROM (8k or 16k) without having to open up your BBC Micro each time. It provides an extension of any of the existing sideways ROM sockets to the rectangular slot left of the keyboard. The Viglen Sideways ROM Cartridge then plugs into the socket.

 
PearTree RAM/ROM Cartridge

PearTree RAM/ROM Cartridge

The PearTree RAM/ROM Cartridge allows you to install either 32k of sideways RAM or four 16k ROMs into a single cartridge slot on a BBC Master computer. A write protect switch allows ROM images to be loaded and run from sideways RAM.

 
Gravis Destroyer Tilt

Gravis Destroyer Tilt

The Gravis Destroyer Tilt is a USB joypad that features a tilt sensor which can function as an analogue joystick.

 
Solidisk EPROM Programmer

Solidisk EPROM Programmer

The Solidisk EPROM programmer conects to a BBC Micro computer and allows the user to read, write, compare, and test EPROM chips.

 
Micrex Toy Control Interface

Micrex Toy Control Interface

The Toy Control Interface was developed jointly by MICREX and Manchester SEMERC to extend the educational possibilities of switches and electrical toys used with multiply handicapped and young physically handicapped pupils. The Interface is supplied with a basic set of software to allow a variety of demands to be made on the single-switch user, and to provide a simple record of the user's performance.

 
Cumana Graphic Tablet

Cumana Graphic Tablet

This small graphics tablet connects to the BBC Micro and includes stylus and graphics software.

 
Techno

Techno

A video digitiser for the Archimedes computer

 
EMR Sampler 8 Expansion Card

EMR Sampler 8 Expansion Card

The EMR Sampler 8 expansion card is a high quality 8-bit mono sampler for use with SoundSynth, or equivalent software. It provides:

  • dual sample rate input: 22.05kHz and 44.1kHz
  • High impedance Mic/Tape (Line) switch
  • mono standard jack input socket
  • output via stereo 3.5mm socket
  • 5V operation

More images are available here.

 
Acorn Data Recorder ALF03

Acorn Data Recorder ALF03

The Acorn Data Recorder (ALF03) was designed to match the Acorn Electron form factor and was compatible with the BBC Micro, Master and Electron and is used to store/retrieve programs on cassette.

 
Nintendo Game Boy Player

Nintendo Game Boy Player

This accessory allows Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games to be played on a Nintendo GameCube. it connects to the bottom of a Nintendo GameCube. Games are controlled either with a regular GameCube controller or with a Game Boy Advance (using a link cable, sold seperately). For multiplayer games multiple Game Boy Advances can be connected.

 
Oculus Rift DK2 Development Kit

Oculus Rift DK2 Development Kit

The DK2 is the second publicly-available virtual reality headset available from Oculus. Released in July 2014, it features several improvements over the first development kit, such as having a higher-resolution (960x1080 per eye) low-persistence pentile AMOLED display, higher refresh rate, head positional tracking, a detachable cable, and the omission of the need for the external control box.

 
Amstrad GT64 Monitor

Amstrad GT64 Monitor

This green-screen monitor was sold alongside the Amstrad CPC. The GT64 lacks the 12V output of the GT65 and cannot be used to power a CPC with floppy drive.

 
Cypress CY3270 PSoc FirstTouch Starter Kit

Cypress CY3270 PSoc FirstTouch Starter Kit

The CY3270 PSoC FirstTouch Starter Kit provides a quick, easy, and affordable way to evaluate the integration, flexibility and real mixed-signal programmability of PSoC programmable system-on-chips.

 
HP Compaq TC1100

HP Compaq TC1100

The HP Compaq TC1100 was a Tablet PC sold by Hewlett-Packard. It featured either an Intel Celeron or an Intel Pentium M chip set, with up to 2GB memory. The screen can be flipped over and rotated to turn it from a tablet into a small form-factor laptop. The TC1100 was the last tablet computer from HP in this style.

The TC1100 has six customizable controls: three physical buttons along the side of the unit, and three stylus-sensitive spots in the bezel of the display. In addition, there is a "jog dial" in line with the physical buttons, which can be used for scrolling or zooming, as controlled by software.

 
Cumana A3000 1MB Memory Upgrade

Cumana A3000 1MB Memory Upgrade

This upgrade board fits in an Acorn A3000 computer and provides 1MB of additional memory.

 
HP 11C

HP 11C

The Hewlett Packard HP-11C was a mid range scientific programmable calculator. It included two new features: a built-in random number generator and a backspace key that allowed numbers to be corrected a digit at a time.

The HP-11C had 63 lines of permanent program space. As programs grew larger than 63 lines, registers were converted into additional program space starting at R.9 and ending at R0. There were 20 registers (not including the I register) and each register converted into 7 lines of program space. Thus with all registers (except I) converted to program space, there were 203 program lines.

 
Magic Modem

Magic Modem

For the BBC Micro.

 
Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos Development Tool

Texas Instruments eZ430-Chronos Development Tool

  • Fully functional watch based on CC430, MSP430 MCU with integrated wireless transceiver.
  • Reprogrammable for custom wireless applications.
  • Includes programmer and USB RF access point.
  • Integrated sensors: temperature, battery voltage, pressure sensor, three-axis accelerometer.

 
Opus Disc System 5400

Opus Disc System 5400

This 5.25" disc drive by Opus id designed to connect to the BBC Micro.

 
Amsoft Joystick Model JY1

Amsoft Joystick Model JY1

For use with the Amstrad computer.

  • Socket included for second joystick (not compatible with Atari joysticks as it uses a separate ground level).
  • Contour grip.
  • Suction cup feet.
  • Top fire button.
  • Uses microswitches unlike the JY1 joystick.

 
Control Universal EuroBeeb

Control Universal EuroBeeb

The Control Universal Eurobeeb is a cut down BBC Micro on a eurocard. It has a 6502 CPU and BBC BASIC. It can be used as a single board computer for industrial control with graphics and Analogue/Digital I/O.

More information is available here.

 
Control Universal CUGraph 2

Control Universal CUGraph 2

The Control Universal CUGraph 2 card is a graphics card for use with the CUBE and EuroBeeb computers.

More information is available here.

 
Bush Internet TV IBX200

Bush Internet TV IBX200

Bush Internet was a joint venture between Alba (80%) and Virgin (20%); created specifically to sell simple "one button connect", low cost, mass market Internet devices aimed at the average person in the street. The various devices they jointly launched included, Internet enabled TV and external set top boxes which enable a colour TV to become Internet connected. Pace designed the Internet Surf Set for Bush. It is OS is based on NCOS from the Acorn Network Computers. It has an IR Keyboard, remote control and a built-in 33.6k modem.

The IBX200 is a redesigned IBX100 with a much improved motherboard layout and a VCR out SCART port so that it can be used with a TV and VCR. A full infrared keyboard is also included instead of the remote control supplied with the IBX100. Functionally the IBX200 is identical to the IBX100.

More information is available here.

 
Bush Internet TV IBX250

Bush Internet TV IBX250

Bush Internet was a joint venture between Alba (80%) and Virgin (20%); created specifically to sell simple "one button connect", low cost, mass market Internet devices aimed at the average person in the street. The various devices they jointly launched included, Internet enabled TV and external set top boxes which enable a colour TV to become Internet connected. Pace designed the Internet Surf Set for Bush. It is OS is based on NCOS from the Acorn Network Computers. It has an IR Keyboard, remote control and a built-in 33.6k modem.

The IBX250 is based on the IBX100 but has 2 SCART sockets so it can support connection to a VCR. In side it has the same motherboard as the IBX100, but the SCART card is bigger with the 2 sockets.

More information is available here.

 
Bush Internet TV IBX101

Bush Internet TV IBX101

Bush Internet was a joint venture between Alba (80%) and Virgin (20%); created specifically to sell simple "one button connect", low cost, mass market Internet devices aimed at the average person in the street. The various devices they jointly launched included, Internet enabled TV and external set top boxes which enable a colour TV to become Internet connected. Pace designed the Internet Surf Set for Bush. It is OS is based on NCOS from the Acorn Network Computers. It has an IR Keyboard, remote control and a built-in 33.6k modem.

The IBX100 has an ARM750FE clocked at 48MHz with 8MB memory on single EDO SIMM. The modem is an on-board Lucent modem (which appears as podule 0). There is support of either the IR keyboard supplied or a serial PS/2 keyboard. Only 3 printers are supported - Lexmark 1000/1100, Canon BJC-1000, and Canon BJC-2000. Unlike the Acorn RISC OS computers, the IBX100 does not have CMOS memory to store configuration data instead it has a small NVRAM. Also there is no Real Time Clock (RTC), so the IBX100 will always think the date is 1 Jan 1970. There is no sound support hardware. An Iomega PPA ZIP100 can be connected to the parallel port, but the disc must be formatted in the Argo Internet format, and is documented in the Argo Zip Driver . Modern ZIP drives are not supported, nor are other (e.g. PC format) 100MB ZIP discs.

More information is available here.

 
Bush Internet TV IBX202

Bush Internet TV IBX202

Bush Internet was a joint venture between Alba (80%) and Virgin (20%); created specifically to sell simple "one button connect", low cost, mass market Internet devices aimed at the average person in the street. The various devices they jointly launched included, Internet enabled TV and external set top boxes which enable a colour TV to become Internet connected. Pace designed the Internet Surf Set for Bush. It is OS is based on NCOS from the Acorn Network Computers. It has an IR Keyboard, remote control and a built-in 33.6k modem.

The IBX202 has two SCART sockets, a single board with power and SCART sockets on same board, no connecting cables and RAM on board.

More information is available here.

 
CLARE Input/Output Board

CLARE Input/Output Board

CLARE has been designed to build on the open ended nature of Logo with the specific aim of providing a suitable environment for pupils to easily explore control situations. The CLARe board has been designed to work with many of the current school micros. Devices available on the board:

  • Switches
  • Analogue inputs (1 volt ADC, 5 volt ADC, temperature, light cell)
  • Bar LEDs
  • Seven segment display
  • Motor driver
  • Analogue light
  • Sound

 
Computer Concepts ScanLight 256

Computer Concepts ScanLight 256

The Scanlight Video 256 combines functionality of the ScanLight 256 greyscale scanner and the GreyHawk greyscale video digitiser. The podule is designed by Wild Vision and sold by Computer Concepts.

 
Eagle M2 Multimedia Card

Eagle M2 Multimedia Card

The Eagle M2 multimedia expansion card was a joint development between Wild Vision Ltd and Computer Concepts Ltd. Released in 1994, this expansion podule can be used with Acorn Computers having standard half-width expansion slots (these include the A300/A400 series Archimedes, A540 and A5000 computers). It is not suitable for use with the A3010, A3020, A4000, or A4 portable computers.

The Eagle is capable of:

  • video image live display
  • capture of still video images in colour or monochrome
  • audio sample capture and playback through the stereo connector on the Eagle
  • MIDI connection

The Eagle is supplied with the following software:

  • On the Eagle disc:
    • !TakeTwo
    • !SysMerge
    • !RInstall
  • On the ScanLight disc:
    • !Scanner
    • !SysMerge
  • On AudioWorks disc 1:
    • !AudioCtrl
    • !AudioWrks
    • !SysMerge
  • On AudioWorks disc 2:
    • A selection of audio samples
  • On the Replay disc:
    • !ARMovie
    • !ARPlayer
    • !MultSound
    • !CfsReader

 
Cambridge Z88 128K Ram Pack

Cambridge Z88 128K Ram Pack

This is a 128K RAM card for the Cambridge Z88 Portable computer. 

This simply plugs into one of the Z88's three expansion slots to provide you with an additional 128K of memory

 
Pace Mastercard II

Pace Mastercard II

Mastercard II provides Apple II+ and //e owners with a versatile, dual function interface. An asynchronous serial port conforming to RS232 standards is combined with an 8-bit parallel 'user port'. The serial port is intended for use in conjunction with communications software such as Data Highway and can be used to communicate bi-directionally with a variety of remote devices, including terminals, printers, nad other computers. All such devices may be connected either directly or via a modem to Mastercard II. A specifc use of the user port is with auto-dialling modems such as Nightingale.

 
Watford Electronics Le Modem

Watford Electronics Le Modem

Le Modem was manufactured by Watford Electronics and connects a BBC Micro computer to the telephone network. An included ROM controls the modem (via the 1MHz port) and provides terminal emulation, viewdata, and message editing programs. The modem operates at 300 baud. Despite having a series 600 modular jack and the manual recommending it be connected to a British Telecom wall socket, a sticker on the bottom of the modem declares that it is "PROHIBITED from direct or indirect connection to any telecommunicatiopn system run by British Telecom. Action may be taken against anyone so connecting this apparatus."

 
Acorn PhotoQV Link

Acorn PhotoQV Link

PhotoQC is a an application that allows you to access and manipulate the images on a Casio QC series digital camera. Connection is via a serial cable. More information is available here.

 
RISC PC AGP Adaptor Podule

RISC PC AGP Adaptor Podule

This adaptor for the RISC PC allows video cards designed for the PC AGP slot to be used in a RISC PC.

 
Castle Technology Kinetic Upgrade

Castle Technology Kinetic Upgrade

This upgrade board by Castle Technologies replaces the ARM processor inside a RISC PC. It also adds additional RAM.

 
Dk'tronics 64K Memory Expansion and Silicon Disk

Dk'tronics 64K Memory Expansion and Silicon Disk

This Dk'tronics peripheral for the Amstrad CPC provides 64K of additional memory. The 'silicon disc operating system' cartridge provides ROM-based routines for using the extra memory as a RAM disc.

 
Amiga 1011 3.5 External Disk Drive

Amiga 1011 3.5 External Disk Drive

The Amiga 1010 was introduced with the original Amiga 1000 as a second drive option. It contained a Matsushita drive mechanism and a pass-through port allowing the user to chain other drives or floppy port peripherals.

The Amiga 1011 external 3.5"£ floppy disk drive is very similar to the 1010 model. It replaces the 1010's Matsushita drive mechanism with a custom Chinon 354 mechanism and dropped with pass-through socket. The casing was also slightly redesigned.

 
The Messenger

The Messenger

Released by Sam Computers Ltd, the Messenger allows the user to transfer software from a Spectrum (48K to +3 models were supported) to a Sam Coupe. Once transferred, the program could be saved or laoded to disk or edited with BASIC POKE commands.

 
Multiface One

Multiface One

The Multiface One released by Romantic Robot UK Ltd in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum 48K. It code £29.95 and could save data and programs to casette tape, ZX Microdrive, or the Opus Discovery external 3.5" disk drive. It featured a Kempston joystick port. It also allowed the user to view and edit the contents of memory - either for debugging programs or for cheating at games. A pass-through port in on the back of the unit allowed other peripherals to be connected at the same time as the Multiface.

 
Grand Prix Centronics 'E' Interface

Grand Prix Centronics 'E' Interface

The Kempston Centronics 'E' Interface works with an Centronics type printer. Features:

  • Recognises LLIST, LPRINT, and COPY commands.
  • Print width selectable, 32 up to 128 characters per line, or up to the maximum printer carriage width.
  • Complete with one metre of connecting cable.
  • Compatible with a wide range of software including Masterfile, OmniCalc II, Tasword II OCP plus80 series, etc.
  • Compatible with ZX Interface I, Micronet, and some floppy disc interfaces.

 

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