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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.

 
Acorn AEH02 Archimedes NSM

Acorn AEH02 Archimedes NSM

Not much is known about the Acorn NSM. It appears to be an Archimedes-type Acorn computer with RGB graphics and Econet sockets on the mainboard. Hard- and floppy-drives are present. The AEH-range of Acorn product codes is used by Econet hardware, so NSM may stand for "Network Server Machine".

 
Moore Reed TC 301 universal Accoustic Coupler

Moore Reed TC 301 universal Accoustic Coupler

This accoustic coupler from Moore Reed and Company Ltd can handle most sizes and typess of telephone handsets (the microphone/speaker are mounted on springs - this is the 'universal' feature). Connection to the data terminal equipment is via CCITT or 20mA sockets. When not in use it can be folded up into a small case with carry handle.

 
Zenith ZFL-171-42 Portable

Zenith ZFL-171-42 Portable

The Z-171 portable personal computer is a lightweight, briefcase-sized computer designed for personal or business computing needs. It is a portable system with all of the features of a full-sized system, and it can run virtually all software from IBM's vast library.

According to the February 1986 New York Times, Zenith was sucessful in winning a $27 million contact to supply the IRS with around 15,000 portable Z-171 computers. Due to its early design, possibly as far back as 1983, the Z-171 is one of the few battery-powered computers which use the large 5-1/4 inch floppy drives, instead of the more recent 3-1/2 inch floppy drives. This made it much more compatible with desktop systems, as at the time, they also mostly used 5-1/4 inch floppy drives.

The Z-171 keyboard has four "icon keys", which initiate functions to make the Z-171 more than just a basic laptop computer (their words). These keys function are built-in and work without booting into MS-DOS.

  • Clock/calendar - show the "home screen" - the world map with clock and calendar.
  • Phone dialer - dial into a remote computer system using the optional internal modem, or use the Z-171 as a dumb terminal.
  • Disk access - Boots the computer from the A: floppy drive, or switches back to the current MS-DOS screen.
  • Calculator - four-function calculator pops-up in the upper corner of the screen.

 
Sinclair QL Development Power Supply

Sinclair QL Development Power Supply

This otherwise unremarkable dual QL power supply was used by Sinclair Research during development of the Sinclair QL.

 
DEC DELQA M7516 Q-Bus Ethernet Controller

DEC DELQA M7516 Q-Bus Ethernet Controller

The DELQA M7516 is a dual width Q-Bus Ethernet controller found in most Q-bus based MicroVAXen. This controller is designed to connect to a "cabinet kit" that mounts in the back panel of a BA23 or BA123 cabinet. Sometimes they were used in BA2xx series cabinets with a special S-box handle that connected to the card. Later the DESQA came out that has the S-box handle built on to the card as a single unit.

 
Acorn 6502 Microcomputer Board

Acorn 6502 Microcomputer Board

This 6502 microprocessor board was sold by Acorn as a kit. It is designed to plug into the backplane of an Acorn System computer. The kit has not been assembled.

 
Busicomputers Prophet 3

Busicomputers Prophet 3

The Busicomputers Prophet 3 is a modified Atom built by Acorn for Busicomputers Ltd. It is similar in design to the Prophet 2 but also comes with a built-in disc drive and power supply. This Prophet 2 is housed in a metal case with flip-down lid and external monitor power/display ports. It's unknown whether this case is original or was added later.

More information, including internal pictures, is available here.

 
Acorn ANE02 Prestel Adapter

Acorn ANE02 Prestel Adapter

The Acorn Prestel Adapter is a 1200/75 baud dial-up modem designed to connect a BBC Micro to the Post Office's Prestel viewdata system.

The Prestel Adapter connects to a telephone line via its built in telephone cable. It connects to a BBC Micro's RS423 port via the RS232 cable. The BBC Micro must be fitted with OS1.0 or above and have the PRESTEL ROM installed.

More information, including internal pictures, is available here.

 
Comcon Programmable Joystick Interface

Comcon Programmable Joystick Interface

A third-party programmable joystick interface for the Sinclair Spectrum.

  • Simple and fast programming: plug the six connectors into the required Spectrum key positions.
  • Two independent fir eactions.
  • Extension port for Currah Micro-speech unit.
  • Compatible with all Atari-type joysticks.
  • Interface operates joystick parallel to keyboard; joystick action compatible with any add-ons including Microdrives.

Originally retailed for £17.95

 
HP Portable Plus

HP Portable Plus

The HP 110 computer, also known as the HP Portable, is a portable MS-DOS computer produced by Hewlett-Packard. It has four-times the screen display as the popular but older TRS-80 model 100, and runs at over 5 MHz. The HP-110 weighs 9 pounds, with battery life of up to 16 hours. it runs MS-DOS 2.11 (in ROM); BASIC is not built-in and must be loaded from an external drive. Built-in RAM of 256K is provided, with in-ROM applications including MemoMaker, Lotus 123 and a terminal emulator. Since the applications are executed directly from ROM, more RAM is available for user data. The RAM is divided between system RAM and electronic disk emulation - a RAM-disk. Application data is stored on this virtual disk drive, which is fully MS-DOS compatible - it can even be formatted. Since the CMOS-based RAM is very power-efficient, stored data will be kept for months on a single charge.

There are no internal expansion slots. It has no built-in floppy drive or hard disk, nor a standard cassette recorder interface. The external ports are an HP-IL interface, a serial port, and a phone connection for the internal 300 baud modem, which works with the built-in terminal emulator. The HP-IL interface is a two-wire, serial interface that can support up to 30 devices at once. Compatible devices include printers, the HP digital cassette drive, the HP-9114B battery-powered floppy drive, and various test equipment.

 
Tadpole SPARCbook 3LC

Tadpole SPARCbook 3LC

Powered by a 50MHz Texas Instruments Inc microSparc processor delivering 59.1 MIPs, and weighing 2 lbs less than the company's earlier Sparcbook models, the Sparcbook 3LC is a lower cost version of the Sparcbook 3 with mono passive display, removable 2.5 drive, PCMCIA slots, 1Mb frame buffer, and 8-bit audio capability. It comes pre-loaded with SunSoft Inc Solaris 1 or 2 and Version 2.0 of Tadpole's Nomadic Computing Environment. The system board, memory and disk drives can be upgraded. With SunSoft's WABI or Insignia Solution Ltd's SoftWindows, the Sparcbook 3 can run any Windows or MS-DOS software. It comes with on-board Weitek P9000 graphics accelerator; IBM Corp Thinkpad keyboard with an integrated Pointing Stick and internal 12V Nickel Metal Hydride or external 12V Nickel Cadmium battery pack; the Sparcbook 3LC sold for $7,500.

 
Home-made BBC Micro Z80 Second Processor

Home-made BBC Micro Z80 Second Processor

This second processor board for the BBC Micro computer is apparently home-made. It connects via the standard Tube interface and features the 6MHz NMOS Z80.

 
Permanent Memory Systems 6502 Second Processor

Permanent Memory Systems 6502 Second Processor

This third-party second processor module connects to the BBC Micro via the Tube interface and provides a second 6502 CPU.

 
Special Access Systems Keyguard

Special Access Systems Keyguard

Produced by Special Access Systems Ltd, this keyguard attaches on top of the BBC Micro's keyboard.

 
UTA-3 Universal Teletext Adapter

UTA-3 Universal Teletext Adapter

This third-party teletext adapter allows the BBC Micro to receive and decode teletext transmissions.

 
Zenith MasterSport 386SLe

Zenith MasterSport 386SLe

The Zenith Data Systems MasterSport 386SLe is similar to the 386SL version, except it features the slightly faster 25MHz version of the 386SL processor and an enhanced parallel port (EPP).

 
Canon ion RC-260

Canon ion RC-260

Introduced by Canon in 1991, the RC-260 is an electronic still video camera. It is not a true digital camera, instead recording analogue TV scan lines onto 2" Video Floppy disks. It sold under the Ion brand in Europe. The RC-260 has a non-zooming 9.5 mm f/2.4 lens, giving a 35mm equivalent of 51mm.

Complete with:

  • RC-260E camera with soft case, manual
  • 2 x TA-C26 tripod adapter
  • Flash mount
  • WC-C2635 wide-converter
  • TC-C2670 tele-converter
  • 3 x BP-4P batter y pack
  • FA-C26 film adapter
  • WL-C6 wireless controller
  • 2 x BA-24P battery charger
  • 2 x RF-302 RF modulator
  • PP-A8 power pack
  • 25 x VF-50 2" video floppy disk

 
Zenith MasterSport 386SL

Zenith MasterSport 386SL

This Zenith Data Systems laptop uses Intel's 20MHz 80386SL processor and comes with 2MB fixed RAM, upgradable to 8MB. The hard disk has a 60MB capacity. The screen, although monochrome, is VGA resolution.

The SL-variant of the 386 is designed to be used in portable computers and features low power usage, integrated cache and memory controllers, an AT-bus controller, and EMS 4.0 hardware. It is also the first of Intel's x86 range to incorporate System Management Mode (SMM) which allows system-level software (such as power management systems) to take control of the processor at any time, regardless of the processor's current operating mode. Later PC's would also use SMM to emulate the PS/2 keyboard interface, allowing USB keyboards to be used even with operating systems that were not designed to support them.

 
ATPL Break-Lock

ATPL Break-Lock

Fix ATPL BreakLock to your BBC Micro and avoid disaster where inadvertant use of 'break' will cause loss of data and/or programmes.

  • Prevents accidental or unauthorised use of the 'break' key.
  • Acts as a security device to prevent unauthorised use of your system mor eeffectively and cheaper than security ROMs.
  • Fits easily and neatly in the 'ash-tray'.
  • Renders demonstration machines tamper-proof.

 
Viglen 20MB BBC Micro Disk Drive

Viglen 20MB BBC Micro Disk Drive

This hard disk drive from Viglen provides 20MB of storage.

 
Apple II Floppy Disk Drive

Apple II Floppy Disk Drive

This replacement disk drive is for the Apple II.

 
BBC Master Compact 5.25

BBC Master Compact 5.25" Disk Drive

This external disk drive for the BBC Master Compact allows you to load standard BBC Micro software from 40 or 80-track 5.25" disks.

 

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