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This FM Sound Synthesizer Unit II is an expansion unit for providing your MSX computer with real music features.
- An FM sound generator is used as the sound generator, allowing for the reproduction of quality sound. This is the same type of digital synthesizer used in the Yamaha DX Series.
- A maximum of eight sounds can be produced simultaneously. If this unit is used together with the FM Music Composer (sold separately) the simulataneous reproduction of up to eight different tones becomes possible.
- This unit is equipped with 48 different types of tone data.
- MIDI equipped.
An MSX computer with a RAM capacity of at least 32KB is required for use of the FM Sound Synthesizer.
This INMOS Transputer evaluation board is populated with three TRAM modules.
This INMOS Transputer evaluation board is populated with a single TRAM.
The INMOS B009 evaluation board allows the user to plug in one size four module or four size one modules. Four A100 DSP processors are included. The board connects to a host PC using the 8-bit ISA bus.
The Monputer is a PC-compatible 8-bit ISA expansion board produced by Microway Inc in 1987. It has an INMOS T414 Transputer with up to 2MB of on-board RAM. The high-speed serial interconnects are made available on the board's expansion bracket.
Wii Speak is a USB microphone accessory for the Wii console that sits on top of your TV and allows multiple people to use the Internet to communicate with friends around the world using any supported Wii software title or the Wii Speak Channel.
The Commodore 1531 Datasette allowed Commodore users to save and load data from magnetic cassete tapes. Similar in appearance to the 1530/C2N models, it is compatible with the Commodore 16, +4, 64, and 128 computers.
The Red Box system is an early home automation system designed to integrate with home computers. This system is designed for the BBC Micro. It consists of several different units:
- Red Leader: this unit connects to the user's microcomputer and is a complete microcomputer in its own right. It can control other red units through mains-line networking. An optional real-time clock upgrade is available so it can continue working without a microcomputer attached.
- Red One: this unit can switch a mains socket on or off under control from Red Leader. Maximum load is 13 amps.
- Red Two: this unit contains an infra-red sensor which can detect movement within a range of approximately six metres. Upon detection of movement, a signal is sent to Red Leader.
This SCSI interface allows you to connect an external SCSI drive to an Acorn A3000 computer.
This Cirrus Logic graphics board connects to the PC via the VESA local bus connector.
The Voodoo 5 was the last and most powerful graphics card line that 3dfx Interactive released. It was based on the VSA-100 graphics processor. Along with the single-chip Voodoo 4 4500, the dual-chip Voodoo 5 5500 were the only VSA-100 cards that made it to market.
The LS-120 SuperDisk is a high-speed, high-capacity alternative to the 90 mm (3.5 in), 1.44 MB floppy disk. The Superdisk hardware was introduced by 3M's storage products group (later known as Imation) in 1997. It is one of the last examples of floptical technology, where lasers are used to guide a magnetic head which is much smaller than those used in traditional floppy disk drives.
The LS-120 was produced in SCSI, parallel, ATAPI, and USB variants. It can read and write standard 1.44MB disks.
This third-party accessory for the SNES allows you to play Japanese and American games on a European console.
This third-party accessory for the Spectrum amplifies the machine's audio by passing it through the attached TV set,
This third-party accessory for the Spectrum joysticks to be attached. The first port simulates the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0 keys. The second port simulates in(31) command, i.e. Kempston interface.
Original sales text:
"The DK Microdrive compatible keyboard is the best selling keyboard in the world and is used by 10% of all Spectrum users. It is Microdrive compatible and offers more key functions than any other keyboard in its price range. The stepped keys and space bar make it even easier to use. It is constructed from high density black ABS and has 52 keys and a full width space bar. A separate numeric keypad of 12 red keys, including a single entry 'delete' plus single entry decimal point, facilitate fast data entry."
This case has a wooden bottom; a ZX81 has been installed inside it.
The FA-6 Interface was used with the Casio FX-603P, Casio FX-840P, Casio FX-841P, Casio FX-850P, Casio FX-860P, Casio FX-860Pvc, Casio FX-870P, Casio FX-880P, Casio FX-890P, Casio VX-1, Casio VX-2, Casio VX-3, Casio VX-4, Casio Z-1 and Casio Z-1GR programmable calculator and Pocket Computers.
It features Compact Cassette connectors, Centronics printer port and RS-232C interface.
This battery charger and two reserve power packs are designed for use with HP calculators.
This expansion board for the Commodore VIC-20 allows the user to keep up to four cartridges inserted and switch between them via the small switches on the right-hand side of the board.
This expansion unit for the Sam Coupe provides an RS232 serial port and a parallel port (likely compatible with the BBC Micro).
The +D (or Plus D) was a floppy disk and printer interface for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer, developed as a successor to Miles Gordon Technology's earlier product, the DISCiPLE. It was designed to be smaller, cheaper, simpler and thus more reliable.
It discarded a number of the less important features of the earlier product — the network and joystick ports, the inhibit button and the pass-through connector — and replaced its ancestor's plastic wedge-shaped design which fit under the Spectrum with a simple flat metal slab which protruded from the rear of the computer.
It provided only floppy disk and Centronics parallel interfaces, plus a non-maskable interrupt button. The +D's casing was simple folded steel, which was not only stronger than before but acted as a heatsink, improving reliability. Apart from the missing ports, though, it was software-compatible with the larger device.
This highly popular plug-in speech synthesizer module was available for the TI-99/4 and 4A. Speech synthesizers were offered free with the purchase of a number of cartridges and were used by many TI-written video games. The synthesizer uses a variant of linear predictive coding and has a small built-in vocabulary. The original intent was to release small cartridges that plugged directly into the synthesizer unit, which would increase the device's built in vocabulary; however, the success of software text-to-speech in the Terminal Emulator II cartridge cancelled that plan. Cartridges sold to expand TI's Speak & Spell vocabulary are compatible with the speech synthesizer, with the added vocabulary being accessible through TI Extended BASIC. In many games (mostly those produced by TI), the speech synthesizer has relatively realistic voices.
The External V.34 Data/Fax Modem is a high-performance, high-function modem designed for commercial and server applications. It features data transmission speeds up to 33.6 Kbps, fax speeds up to 14.4 Kbps, full synchronous command support, 2-wire leased line support with Switched Network Backup, hardware password protection, and remote configuration.
- Modem Modulation
- ITU-T: V.34, V.32bis, V.32, V.22bis, V.22, V.23, V.21
- Bell: 212A, 103
- Speeds: 28.8K, 26.4K, 24.0K, 21.0K, 19.2K, 16.8K 14.4K, 12.0K, 9.6K, 7.2K, 4.8K, 2.4K, 0-300 bps
- Speeds for 7852-400 only; 33.6K and 31.2K
- Error Control: V.42
- Data Compression: V.42bis or MNP 5
- Commands: AT(R) (Asynchronous) and V.25bis (Asynchronous and Synchronous)
- Fax Modulation
- ITU-T: V.17, V.29
- Speeds: 14.4K, 9.6K, 4.8K
- Format: T.4 compressed bitmap
- Handshake: T.30
- Commands: EIA TR.29 Class 2
- RS-232 C/D DB-25F connector
- Two RJ11Fs for dial-up and phone connection
- One RJ45 for two-wire leased line connection
Complete in original box with power supply, installation guide, and technical reference.
- Wavetable PC sound card.
- Automatic Windows 95 Plug and Play setup.
- Full duplex for internet applications.
- Compatible with every Windows 95 and DirectSound application.
- Wavetable music and 32 digital channels for dynamic effects.
- Expandable to 8MB of RAM and stunning Interwave effects processing.
These joysticks were manufactured by Dragon Data for use with the Dragon 32 and Dragaon 64 computers.
The Little Professor is a backwards calculator designed for children ages 5 to 9. Instead of providing the answer to a mathematical expression entered by the user, it generates unsolved expressions and prompts the user for the answer
When the user turns the Little Professor on and selects a difficulty level, an incomplete equation such as "3 x 6 =" appears on the LED screen. The user has three chances to enter the correct number. If the answer is incorrect, the screen displays "EEE". After the third wrong answer, the correct answer is displayed. If the answer supplied is correct, the Little Professor goes to the next equation. The Little Professor displays the number of correct first answers after each set of 10 problems.
Compared with the early Little Professor with the LED display this one uses a LCD to ask the child one of thousands pre-programmed math questions.
Instead of the membrane keys introduced few years ago with the Little Professor (1982) in the United States, this one followed the Little Professor (UK) developed in Europe and uses again normal keys. The technology of the keyboard is identical to well known scientific calculator. Compare it with the TI-30.
Date of introduction: 1985
Display technology: LCD
Size: 5.3" x 3.3" x 1.3"
Weight: 2.3 ounces
This four-function calculator has an additional gaming mode.
A scientific calculator with hard case.
This PCI graphics card is designed for use with iMacs and has the 3Dfx Interactive Voodoo2 chipset.
This Kempston joystick interface for the Spectrum has been modified to automatically waggle the joystick left and right. This is a cheat for making some of the athletics games much easier! In order to run faster in the game you had to waggle the joysick left and right, so this hack did it for you (and much faster!).
The switch enables the auto-waggle feature and the potentiometer modifies the speed of the waggle.
The cunning creator used a standard Kempston joystick interface and modified it. Very clever!
This Viglen product replaces the upper half of the BBC Micro case, allowing use of a full-sized keyboard.
A development document showing the memory locations of sprites in the game pipeline 2.
The PocketStation is a memory card peripheral released exclusively in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation home video game console.Sony categorized it as a combination of a Memory Card and a miniature personal digital assistant.
The device features a monochrome liquid crystal display (LCD), infrared communication capability, a real-time clock, built-in flash memory, and a sound capability. To use the device's memory card functionality, it must be connected to a PlayStation through a memory card slot.
This full-keyboard mechanical calculator was manufactured by Lagomarsino in Milan, Italy during the 1950s and '60s.
This Logitech P7 mouse was used with an Amstrad computer.
- Full compatible with standard Konami and Namco "G-con45" software.
- Recoil feature.
- Dual speed auto-fire and auto reload.
- "Machine gun" mode (auto-fire and auto-reload).
- Precision light sensor for accurate targeting.
- Reload pedal provides bullet reloading facility.
- Six-foot cable.
This controller was released by Titan Concepts for the Nintendo GameCube. Built-in vibration motor and analogue control.
Semi-conductor Compex Ltd, an Indian goverment enterprise, built BBC Microcomputers under the name SCL Unicorn Microcomputer in 1985/6.
This interface unit for the Sam Coupe allows you to use a standard 9-pin mouse with the Coupe's DIN mouse socket.
The Slogger Turbo Driver upgrade provides 64KB of RAM and the extra speed of shadow RAM. Pictured here installed in an Acorn Electron, with issue two motherboard.
This plug-in cartridge for the Thomson M05 computer system provides an additional 64KB of RAM.
The Powerplay Cruiser was a joystick released in 1986, during the time that the Commodore 64 and Commodore Amiga were both popular home computers. It was compatible with many 8-bit and 16-bit machines, and boasted many features that were considered high end at the time.
The Computer Concepts ColourCard Gold provides improved graphics capability and supported VGA monitors for an Archimedes or A3000 computer. The ribbon cable plugs into the video connector on the motherboard.
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The AMX mouse was a 3 button mouse which plugged into the BBC Micro
's User port. the software to drive it was in a sideways ROM. The AMX mouse came with the AMX Art application.
Extract from the AMX Mouse User Guide :
The AMX Mouse together with the accompanying ROM and software represent a major advance in home computing, making the BBC computer much easier to use for the average person: Together they represent remarkable value for the BBC owner, and transform the machine into a much more user friendly device, comparable with much more expensive machines.
The Mouse may be used with any BBC Model B computer with either cassette or disc filing systems, and draws its power from the User port.
For the more advanced user, routines contained in the ROM allow programs to be written in Basic or Assembly language which incorporate many of the latest features including icons, windows and pointers.
Our mouse with its original box and packaging was kindly donated by hris Whytehead.
The Hybrid Music 2000 is a MIDI interface and is part of the Hybrid Music System for the BBC model B, BBC B+ and Master which includes:
- Music 1000 Amplifier
- Music 2000 MIDI Interface
- Music 4000 Keyboard
- Music 5000 Synthesiser
The Music 2000 takes its power from the BBC B or Masters's disc drive power socket and connects to the Music 5000's 1MHz bus socket. More details are available here.
The Bebug master Modem is an internal modem for the BB Master 128, designed to be installed between the power supply and the motherboard. More details are available here.
For use with:
- Amstrad CPC464 computers
- Atari video game system
- Sears video arcade
- Atari 400/800 computers
- Commodore VIC-20
- Commodore 64
- SVI-318328 computers
Record sales of Apple's iPhone caused a surge in profits bringing Apple's net profit to $18bn (£11.8bn). IPhone sales totalled 74.5million in Q4 2014. A significant chunk of these sales was due to the expansion of the market in China with Apple becoming the number one smartphone company in that market.
When inserted into slot three of an Apple II/II+, this third-party expansion board adds the ability to display text in 80x24 character mode.
Release in October 1987, the Sega 3D adaptor and glasses allow specially-designed Master System games to display three-dimensional images. The adaptor card plugs into the Master System's card slot and sends signals to the glasses to selectively block each eye in turn. By synchronising this with the display's vertical refresh, a different image can be displayed to each eye.
The 3D adaptor was initially sold alongside a bundled Master System - such systems had Missile Defence 3D included as the built-in game.
A stack of eleven core memory planes.