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RM Nimbus NB400

RM Nimbus NB400

The Nimbus range was a change of strategy at RM for inhouse hardware design and manufacture. It was actually a rebranded PCD-4NCsx, other than minor cosmetic differences to the logo brand marks and the screen surround plastics, there appear to be no modifications to the BIOS or motherboard. The screen Specs are CCFT (Cold Cathode Fluorescent) 640x480 VGA, 32 gray shades, Viewing area 7.0" x 5.2".

This model has a 486sx processor, 8mb ram and 128mb hard drive

 
Nintendo DS Lite (Pink)

Nintendo DS Lite (Pink)

The Nintendo DS Lite is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

It is the best-selling handheld video game console of all time and also the best-selling DS model of all time.

It is a slimmer, brighter, and more lightweight redesign of the original DS, and was announced on January 26, 2006, more than a month before its initial release in Japan on March 2, 2006 due to overwhelming demand for the original model.

Shipments of the DS Lite have reached 93.86 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo.

The DS Lite was the last model to offer a cartridge slot for Game Boy games and the optional rumble pack.

The model was replaced by the DSi which enabled the user to connect to the internet and download software and browse the internet.

 
Nintendo DS Lite (Black)

Nintendo DS Lite (Black)

The Nintendo DS Lite is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

It is the best-selling handheld video game console of all time and also the best-selling DS model of all time.

It is a slimmer, brighter, and more lightweight redesign of the original DS, and was announced on January 26, 2006, more than a month before its initial release in Japan on March 2, 2006 due to overwhelming demand for the original model.

Shipments of the DS Lite have reached 93.86 million units worldwide, according to Nintendo.

The DS Lite was the last model to offer a cartridge slot for Game Boy games and the optional rumble pack.

The model was replaced by the DSi which enabled the user to connect to the internet and download software and browse the internet.

 
Apple Macintosh Performa 450

Apple Macintosh Performa 450

The Apple Macintosh Performa 450 features a 25 MHz 68030 processor, 4 MB of RAM, and a 120 MB hard drive in a compact "pizza box" case. The educational version of the Performa 450 is the LCIII

 
Pulse Smart Pen

Pulse Smart Pen

The Pulse Smart Pen is the first of the LiveScribe's smart pens. It has a removable ball-point ink cartridge, a microphone to record audio, a speaker for playback, a small OLED display, an infrared camera and an internal flash memory to capture handwritten notes, audio and drawings.

The Pulse pen is available with either 1,2 or 4 GB of flash storage (the one in our collection has 4GB). They can store roughly 100 hours of audio per GB (so the one in our collection can store 400 hours of audio). It requires a USB cradle and  uses a 2.5mm headphone jack.

 
Kano Computer Kit

Kano Computer Kit

Kano released this Raspberry Pi kit in 2012 to encourage children to code. It includes three books which help you build the computer and learn to code.

There are 100s of apps to download including Scratch, Youtube, TUX Paint, Code Academy and Google Song Maker.

 
IBM ThinkPad X41

IBM ThinkPad X41

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  • Processor: Intel Pentium M LV 758 (1.50GHz, 90nm technology, 2MB L2 Cache, 400MHz FSB)
  • Wireless: Intel PRO 2200BG or 2915ABG, Bluetooth optional
  • OS: Windows XP Home/Pro
  • Screen: 12.1″ TFT XGA (1024 x 768)
  • RAM: 256MB or 512MB PC-4200 DDR-2 SDRAM (Upgradeable to 1536MB Max)
  • Hard Drive: 1.8″ 20GB, 30GB, 40GB or 60GB @ 4200RPM
  • Battery: 2.5 hr (4-cell) 5.7 hr (8-cell) (extended-life battery option adds 3 – 4 hours of life on top of quoted numbers for each respective battery)
  • Ports: 2 USB 2.0 (1 IBM Powered USB 2.0), Infrared, expansion bus (for optional ThinkPad X4 Ultra Base Doc); external display; AC adapter; RJ-11 modem port;RJ-45 ethernet port; audio: headphone/line-out, external microphone.
  • Slots: 1 PCMCIA card slot, 1 Secure Digital card slot
  • Dimensions: 10.5″ x 8.3″ x 1.06″ (w x d x h) (with 8-cell battery it’s 10.5″ x 9.3″ x 1.06″)
  • Weight: 2.7lb with 4-cell battery, 3.2lb with 8-cell battery
  • Expansion: ThinkPad X4 UltraBase dock optional
  • Warranty: 3-year

 


 
Simtec Electronics USB Interface.

Simtec Electronics USB Interface.

The Simtec USB interface is a 16 bit podule with 2 host ports and a device port. The USB interface works with most Acorn RISC OS computers from the A300/400 via the A5000 to the RiscPC. and is compatable with RISC OS 3.1 and higher The main features of the USB interface are:

  • Dual function podule with 16bit EASI space compatability
  • Philips ISP1161A USB 1.1 compliant host controller with 2 port root hub
  • 128KB of user re-programmable flash ROM. Reprogramming utility (!Snafu) supplied.
  • Two root hub host ports, with power switching ensuring compatability with the podule specification
  • Full over-currrent and ESD discharge protection for reliable operation during plugging and unplugging of devices
  • High/low speed multi-function device port with concurrent host and device operation (not supported in software)
  • Mature and proven hardware design.

The Universal Expansion card Fitting instructions are available HERE .
 
The documentation and software for the USB Interface are still available from the Simtec web site under legacy products 

 
DEC Alpha AXP 21066 CPU Prototype

DEC Alpha AXP 21066 CPU Prototype

A prototype of the DEC Alpha, a 64-bit RISC CPU. These of processors were most commonly used in DEC workstations and servers. The range was originally introduced in 1992. Our version is a prototype of Model LCA45 which was introduced in 1994. 

Model - LCA45

Model Number - 2166A

Frequency MHz - 100-266 

Transistors - 1.8 million

Voltage - 3.3

Dcache - 8KB

Icache - 8KB

 
Cumana IDE To Panasonic CD ROM Interface Board

Cumana IDE To Panasonic CD ROM Interface Board

The Cumana IDE to Panasonic CEROM interface allows a CDROM with a Panasonic interface to connect to the RiscPC's on-board IDE interface. It is only required for some early Panasonic (or other) CDROM which pre-date standard IDE or SCSI interfaces. The little daughterboard is for CD Audio connecting, the audio output on the CDROM to the audio in connector on the motherboard.



 
Watford Electronics Scanner Card

Watford Electronics Scanner Card

The Watford Electronics Archimedes Scanner podule supports a suitable hand scanner. The ROM is labelled  'Scan 256 V1.00', indicating this is a 256 grey-level scan. 

 
GoldStar GDO-101M 3DO

GoldStar GDO-101M 3DO

This was the European unit of the South Korean model, and originally came packaged with Fifa Soccer.

The 3DO was a standard devised by the 3DO Company, whereby companies could license the technology and produce their own machine to their own exterior design.


 
Apple II GS for Greengate DS:4

Apple II GS for Greengate DS:4

NOTE: This IIGS has the all software to run the Greengate DS:4 on an IDE flash card.


The Apple IIGS, the fifth model inception of the Apple II, was the most powerful member of the Apple II series of personal computers made by Apple Computer. At the time of its release, it was capable of advanced colour graphics and then-state-of-the-art sound synthesis that surpassed those of most other computers, including the black and white Macintosh (apart from a lower vertical resolution). "GS" referred to its enhanced graphics and sound capabilities, which greatly surpassed previous models of the line.
 
The machine was a radical departure from any previous Apple II, with its true 16-bit architecture, increased processing speed, direct access to megabytes of RAM, wavetable music synthesizer, graphical user interface, and mouse. While still maintaining full backwards compatibility with earlier Apple II models, it blended the Apple II and aspects of Macintosh technology into one. The Apple IIGS set forth a promising future and evolutionary advancement of the Apple II line, but Apple paid it relatively little attention as the company increasingly focused on the Macintosh platform.
 
The Apple IIGS was the first computer produced by Apple to use a colour graphical user interface, as well as the "Platinum" (light grey) colour scheme and the Apple Desktop Bus interface for keyboards, mice, and other input devices. It was also the first personal computer to come with a built-in "wavetable" sample-based synthesizer chip, utilising technology from Ensoniq. The machine outsold all other Apple products, including the Macintosh, during its first year in production.
 
Our unit has two 3.5" drives.
Serial No: C7050VFA2S6000

 
Toshiba Portege R500-10U

Toshiba Portege R500-10U

This computer is part of a range of Portégé ultra-light computers released by Toshiba. The Portege R500 is one of the lightest in the range, weighing around 0.7kg.
It runs Windows Vista Business Edition and has a Core 2 Duo U7600/U7700. The WXGA display measures 12.1".

 
Sony Vaio PCG-C1F

Sony Vaio PCG-C1F

The Sony Vaio PCG-C1F is part of a series of subnotebooks named 'Picturebooks' due to their webcam and video-capture abilities. They were also typically lightweight, weighing around 1kg.

The PCG-C1F is localised for the UK (all previous models being released in Japan) and has a 266 MHz CPU and an 8.1GB hard drive.

 
Digital PDP-11/34

Digital PDP-11/34

The PDP-11 was an extremely successful and influential family of machines which has spanned over two decades from the early 1970s through the mid 1990s. The first PDP-11 in 1970 cost $10,800 and was DEC's first and only 16 bit computer.

The PDP11/34 was the low cost replacement for the PDP11/40, capable of time sharing, but had more limited memory management compared to its predecessor. A unibus machine, with 248Kb of memory.

Two CPU were available, and the rack could house the FP11-A floating point unit.

The machine could be provided with the KY11-LA operator's console, which could halt or boot the machine, or the KL11-LB Programmer's Console.

 
Nintendo DSi

Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi is the third iteration of Nintendo's dual screen handheld console - the Nintendo DS. It was launched in Japan on November 1st 2008, then later released worldwide in April 2009.

The DSi features two cameras, an online store where players can purchase and download games, and supports internal and external content storage.

This console supports exclusive physical media as well as DS games, with a few exceptions of early DS games which required the GBA slot.

Nintendo also produced the DSi XL which features a bigger screen. In total, they sold over 41 million DSi and DSi XL consoles.

 
TI-99/4 Joysticks

TI-99/4 Joysticks

A pair of joysticks for the TI-99/4. Although these were seen as an improvement over the joysticks that came with the TI99/A they are still featured in several worst joysticks of all time listings. 

Product Number: PHP1100

 
Microsoft Z80 Softcard

Microsoft Z80 Softcard

The Z80 Softcard was the first piece of hardware released by Microsoft. It was a coprocessor card that enabled an Apple II to run the Digital Research CP/M operating system. This gave the owner the ability to run a wider range of business applications. Originally released in 1980 and sold for $349. The card sold extremely well and was eventually replaced by the Premium Softcard IIe. 

 
Homebrew Nascom Joysticks

Homebrew Nascom Joysticks

Two homebrew analogue joysticks and an analogue to digital converter, compatible with the Nascom 1 and 2. 

 
Creative Labs 3DO Blaster

Creative Labs 3DO Blaster

The Creative Labs 2DO Blaster is an expansion card that allows the user to play 3DO games on their Windows based PC. The card uses a free ISA slot and isn't an emulator but a complete system on a card with input and output redirected through the users PC. 

Our version comes with an original controller and two pack-in games, Gridders and Shockwave as well as a demo CD and CD containing Aldus Gallery Effects and Aldus Photostyler. 

Processor: ARM60 Risc-Processor 32Bit
Mhz: 12,5
Graphics Processors: 2 with 25Mhz each
RAM: 2 MB DRAM, 1 MB VRAM
ROM: 1 MB
Data Medium: CD, 2xSpeed
Graphic, Resolution: 640x480
Colors: 16,7 Mio.
Sound: 16 Bit, stereo, 44,1Khz
Ports: Expansion-Port (intern), Joypad-Port, VGA-Feature Connector (internal)

 
PS Vita

PS Vita

The PS Vita was the successor to the successfull PSP handheld machine and was released in japan in December 2011, the US on February 15th 2012, and Europe on 22nd February 2012.

It initially came in two models, a wi fi only, and also a 3G one for receiving mobile data, the latter was discontinued within a year.

The machine added many more features than its predecessor, including Blutooth, and an OLED touch screen, as well as two analogue sticks, instead of the PSPs single one.

There is also a touch screen on the back, motion controls, and an inbuilt camera, all used to good effect in games such as Uncharted Golden Abyss.

The console was a great opportunity to have a portable device, with touch screen and physical controls.

The Vita also uses it's own proprietary memory cards, that were rather expensive, and aided the machines stringent anti piracy firmware. the original PSP had been heavily pirated and could easily have custom software installed.

The console only had 8GB of internal memory, so a memory card was necessary to download games and save games.

The PSP also suffered from having too many of it's exclusive games ported to the PS2, which limited it's appeal, this was a lesson not entirely learned with the Vita, as too many of it's own exclusives eventually made it to the PS3.

The games cards were similar in size to SD ones, and could store the game data, save games, and any uppdates to the software.

Games could of course be downloaded from the Playstation store, the appeal being that they had cross play with the PS3 and later the PS4, so effectively the player got one version for free.

Remote play with the PS4 was a big feature, so all PS4 games can be played on the Vita, except ones that use the PS VR or Camera.

Sales were initially strong for the machine, but faded in the west over the next few years, mainly due to the high price of the memory cards, and PSP players who had installed their own firmware could not do so on the new machine.

Sony did not help the situation at the end of 2013, when they announced they would no longer produce first party games for the machine, and would leave future development to third party publishers, so they could concentrate on the PS4.

Physical releases slowed considerably by 2016, but Sony released Japanese games onto the western store, which is still active as of July 2019.

Towards the end of 2013 and early 2014 Sony released a new model, which replaced the excellent OLED screen with a cheaper LCD one, it also added better battery life, the price also dropped considerably.

Production of the console finally ceased on March 1st 2019, with Sony forming a new company, Forward Works to develop mobile games for Android and IOS.





 
Active Book Eproms

Active Book Eproms

Four EPROMS for the Active Book. 

Each is marked one of the following:

ABIM52-3 F5231
ABIM52-2 6DEE
ABIM52-1 0C66
ABIM52-0 8F88


 
Active Book Eprom Test Board

Active Book Eprom Test Board

In 1988, Hauser left Olivetti to start the Active Book Company, investing one million pounds of his own money. Not wanting to repeat the mistakes made by Acorn, which had kept its technology to itself, he demonstrated the Active Book to as many large companies as he could. AT&T acquired Active Book and incorporated it into EO in July 1991. Hauser became Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of EO Europe.

Olivetti & Co, already an 80% shareholder in Acorn Computers Plc, had a 7% stake in Active Book Co Ltd, the new company of Acorn co-founder Dr Hermann Hauser, taking the total funding to $5m. The Cambridge company was formed to develop and market a revolutionary pen-based concept in notebook computers.

Dr Hermann Hauser, who was the co-founder of Acorn Computers Plc and helped develop the BBC Micro planned to launch his A4-sized computer through his current Cambridge-based Active Book Company Ltd. To achieve this goal Active Book has signed an agreement with Acorn giving it access to the Acorn RISC Machine design as a standard cell, and to the Acorn RISC operating system. Hauser included ARM in his custom design chip Hercules which uses super-integration techniques to produce a multi-function chip. Claiming to be ahead of both Japanese developments and Intel in chip design, Hauser says that his Hercules array will include a video controller, memory management and direct memory access with the RISC CPU. The chip will be produced for the manufacture of the Active Book Computer. The computer will not have a keyboard - users will point and write to use its features.

Although the Active Book never reached the market, we are extremely lucky to have a couple of prototypes of the Active Book in our collection.

This board was plugged into the Active Book to test the ROMS, and contains 4 ROMS, a single other chip and a jumper switch.

 
Active Book

Active Book

In 1988, Hermann Hauser left Olivetti to start the Active Book Company, investing one million pounds of his own money. Not wanting to repeat the mistakes made by Acorn, which had kept its technology to itself, he demonstrated the Active Book to as many large companies as he could. AT&T acquired Active Book and incorporated it into EO in July 1991. Hauser became Chief Technical Officer and Chairman of EO Europe.

Olivetti & Co, already an 80% shareholder in Acorn Computers Plc, had a 7% stake in Active Book Co Ltd, the new company of Acorn co-founder Dr Hermann Hauser, taking the total funding to $5m. The Cambridge company was formed to develop and market a revolutionary pen-based concept in notebook computers.

Dr Hermann Hauser, who was the co-founder of Acorn Computers Plc and helped develop the BBC Micro planned to launch his A4-sized computer through his current Cambridge-based Active Book Company Ltd. To achieve this goal Active Book has signed an agreement with Acorn giving it access to the Acorn RISC Machine design as a standard cell, and to the Acorn RISC operating system. Hauser included ARM in his custom design chip Hercules which uses super-integration techniques to produce a multi-function chip. Claiming to be ahead of both Japanese developments and Intel in chip design, Hauser says that his Hercules array will include a video controller, memory management and direct memory access with the RISC CPU. The chip will be produced for the manufacture of the Active Book Computer. The computer will not have a keyboard - users will point and write to use its features.

This is the prototype of the machine, which we received with a large amount of documentation and parts.

 
Sony CLIÉ PEG-TJ27

Sony CLIÉ PEG-TJ27

The Sony CLIÉ PEG-TJ27 was a Palm OS based handheld "Personal Entertainment Organizer" released by Sony in 2003.

It was released with a heavy multimedia focus, one of its key features being the inclusion of MP3 player software and built-in stereo sound hardware (a rarity on Palm OS devices in 2003).

The PEG-SJ33 has the same HiRes screen as the other low-end colour CLIÉ models

CLIE SJ33 shows relaxed new style with a transparent hard cover to protect the display. Attached to the main body with hinges, the new cover lets you enjoy casual use more than ever! Just open and shut CLIE SJ33 like a compact, then slip it into your bag or jacket pocket. Store MP3 and ATRAC3 music files on a Memory Stick and play them back on CLIE SJ33's built-in Audio Player. It comes with original headphones and a volume controller, a hold button that prevents accidental operation, and a Jog Dial navigator. Enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous playback and pick an Audio Player graphic user interface (GUI) to suit your style and CLIE SJ33 color variation. Compared to other handhelds you'll notice a remarkable difference on CLIE SJ33. Sony's original ultra-high resolution 320 x 320 dot, 16 bit 65, 536 color LCD reproduces still and video images in exceptionally fine detail. Playing games is even more fun on the high-resolution colour screen. And with enhanced backlighting, outdoors or indoors, no matter the lighting conditions, your view is always clear. Just scroll and click on Sony's exclusive Jog Dial navigator for true one-handed operation. Access phone numbers, addresses, check appointments, and with the help of Jog Dial assistant, navigate applications with ease. In addition, the Jog function fully supports Documents To Go, so you can edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on the go - and enhance your business efficiency! Located right next to the Jog Dial navigator is a unique Back button. Press it to go back one step. You can keep one hand on CLIE, the other on the phone! CLIE runs on the Palm operating system, which means it is fully compatible with thousands of Palm programs available for download. Featuring the Palm OS version 4.1, CLIE puts everything you need to organize your life right in the palm of your hand.

 

Palm OS:4.1

CPU: Motorola DragonBall Super VZ 66 MHz

Input devices: Touchscreen with silkscreen Graffiti area, 4 shortcut buttons, up/down buttons, Jog Dial with select back buttons, hold switch

Memory: 16MB internal
Display: 320 X 320, 16-bit color
External connectors: PEG-SL/SJ/T connector, 3.5mm headphone jack
Expansion: Memory Stick
Included Accessories: Stylus, Hand Strap, translucent flip cover, Sony Power/USB dongle, Power Supply, mini-USB lead
Optional Accessories: Memory Stick media (not pro, indicated as such on the box), Memory Stick Bluetooth Adapter, Memory Stick camera, Cradle, Game Controller, Mini Keyboard, Various cases, coloured flip covers
Wireless: Infrared
Batteries: Internal Li-On
Color: Silver w/ black cover (standard), other colour covers availavle
Form factor: similar to Palm III
Size: 108x74x23mm (HxWxD) with cover closed

Our unit together with the supplied manuals and troubleshooting guide were kindly donated by Peter May

 

 
Gemini Microcomputers EPROM Programmer

Gemini Microcomputers EPROM Programmer

The EPROM programmer connects to the PIO of a Nascom computer and allows programming of 2708 and 2716 EPROM's. Our version comes with supporting software and assembly instructions. 

 
PHG Electronics Soundbox Programmable Sound Generator

PHG Electronics Soundbox Programmable Sound Generator

The Soundbox connects to the PIO of a Nascom computer. It includes an on-board amplifier and 3 inch loudspeaker, volume control, reset button and connections for a stereo hi-fi system. 3 sound channels independently controlled by an AY-3-8910 chip are provided, with a crystal controlled oscillator. A simple operating system and demonstration software are provided on tape, allowing the user to program tunes and other sounds in BASIC. Our version includes the original manual. 

 
HCCS A5000 User/Analogue Port Podule

HCCS A5000 User/Analogue Port Podule

The HCCS A5000 User Port Analogue podule provides a BBC I/O User Port and Analogue port for an A5000. The User Port has a short 25 pin D to BBC user port socket cable so that BBC products can be connected.

The User port is controlled by an Rockwell R65C22P2 Versatile Interface Adapter and the Analogue port is controller by an NEC D7002C A/D Converter.

The serial number of the example in our collection is UPA-A5-100627 and the ROM is labelled "User/Analogue A5000 Version 1.00".

 
Cumana 16-bit SCSI Interface

Cumana 16-bit SCSI Interface

The Cumana 006/007 SCSI interface card can be used with the Acorn Archimedes 300, 400 series of computers, the A5000 and the A3000 to attach a selection of SCSI devices without further modification.

For the A3000, the interface card is not installed inside the computer, but is housed in a metal casing (a podule) and attached to the external connector at the back of the computer.

 
Sun Ultra 10 Creator 3D

Sun Ultra 10 Creator 3D

The Ultra 10 is a Sun workstation with the creator 3d graphics card installed, an ultrasparc IIi processor and runs off Solaris 9.


 
VIC 1525 Printer

VIC 1525 Printer

One in the range of cheap printers for the Vic 20 Computer.

These units have an unusal printing mechanism . They have a rotating ribbed drum behind the paper and a hammer that strikes through the ribbon, which hits on the drum to create a single dot. This made them accurate, but slow.

 
VTI User Port and SCSI Podule

VTI User Port and SCSI Podule

A combination of BBC User port and SCSI interface. The SCSI cotroller is a Qlogic FAS216, the user port is driven by a G65SC22. The ROMs are dated 7/7/94. 

 

The Vertical Twist SCSI Card and Drive User's Manual is available HERE.
 
The Vertical Twist SCSI Utilities disc is available HERE .

 
IFEL A5000 8MB RAM Upgrade

IFEL A5000 8MB RAM Upgrade

The Acorn A5000 is limited to 4MB which is the maximum memory addressable by a MEMC. However this can be increased by adding a second, slave, MEMC with another 4MB RAM. The IFEL A5000 8MB Upgrade has sockets for 2 MEMCs, one of which is removed from the socket on the motherboard and plugged into the right hand card (top picture) and the board plugged into the MEMC socket on the A5000 motherboard. 

Note that this upgrade requires a socketted MEMC which was only available on later A5000s.

 
ACE Joy Connect

ACE Joy Connect

The ACE Joy Connect podule is a joystick interface for all Acorn ARM computers with a backplane. It requires RISC OS 2 or higher. It supports 2 or 4 joysticks with up to 3 fire buttons each. The joysticks can be used with a PC card.

The Joy Connect software is available HERE. 

 
Online Media Falcon IDE Podule

Online Media Falcon IDE Podule

The Falcon IDE Podule sold by Online Media, ours comes fitted with a 344MB IBM hard disk. 

 
Morley Electronics User Analogue Podule

Morley Electronics User Analogue Podule

The Morley Electronics Analogue and User interface is a podule suitable for the Acorn Archimedes A300, A400, A500 and A5000. This card is Batch 9 Serial 465 and the ROM is labeled Morley Electronics Ltd UA EPROM V2.01.
 
The User port is supported by a 65C22 VIA and the Analogue port by an NEC D7002C Analogue to Digital converter.
 
The circuit board is marked Morley User/Midi/Analogue Interface and there a sockets for 3 additional ICs, but there are no MIDI sockets nor space for them. The ROM only supports user and analogue ports. 

The instruction manual for Morley Analogue & User Interface is available HERE .

 
Atomwide A3000 4MB RAM Upgrade

Atomwide A3000 4MB RAM Upgrade

The Atomwide A3000 4MB RAM Upgrade has 8 x TMS44400A-70PZ 4x1Mbit RAM chips. On the left is a wire link for 2MB or 4MB, the 4MB link is made.

 
Atomwide Serial Port Expansion

Atomwide Serial Port Expansion

The Atomwide Serial Expansion card can have 1, 2 or 3 ports. Our card has 1 port (note the missing components for the other 2 ports), The card uses a TI 16C550A to drive the serial port.

 

The Atomwide Multiport Serial support disc is available HERE .

 
Apple iMac G4 17

Apple iMac G4 17 "

The iMac G4 was a computer that was produced by Apple from the beginning of 2002 to mid 2004. It replaced the aging iMac G3. The computer had a new design compared to older Macs. It had a 17-inch LCD which was mounted on an adjustable arm above a hemisphere containing a full-size, tray-loading optical drive and a fourth-generation CPU (the PPC 74xx-series). This LCD computer was known and sold as The New iMac throughout its production life, while existing egg-shaped iMac was renamed the iMac G3 and continued to be sold for a few months. After the New iMac was discontinued, it was retroactively labeled iMac G4 to distinguish itself from the succeeding iMac G5.

Apple advertised it as having the flexibility of a desk lamp and it was nicknamed the "iLamp", similar to "Luxo Jr.", who was featured in a short film produced by Pixar, another venture of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It was featured in an ad, sitting in a store window and "reacting" to every move made by a passer-by on the street. At the end, when the man sticks out his tongue, the iMac responds by opening its optical drive.

The Apple iMac G4/800 (Flat Panel) features an 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading "SuperDrive", and NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support).

The internal components are housed in an attractive 10.6" half-sphere, ice white case with a chromed stainless steel neck that supports a 15" TFT Active Matrix LCD display. This model shipped with MacOS X 10.1 and MacOS 9.2 installed with MacOS X selected as the default, as well as an ice white Apple Pro Keyboard, Mouse, and Speakers. Unlike some earlier iMac models that are convection-cooled, the iMac "Flat Panel" series is cooled by a quiet internal fan.

 
NEC 8801 BE

NEC 8801 BE

Successor to the 8800

It has a Z88 processor, dual 8 inch drives, 64K of RAM, full keyboard and a high resolution monitor 640x400.

It had two Basic programs in ROM, the first an MS N-Basic, the second a more sophisticated N-88 basic with extra commands for graphics.
CP/M could be loaded via disk, the Japanese version had a hard drive available.

It would have cost the equivalent of £2,210 in todays money, and was distributed by NEC Neuss of West Germany.

 
Technomatic TechnoSCSI Interface

Technomatic TechnoSCSI Interface

The Techonmatic TechnoSCSI interface is a SCSI 1/2 interface which is based on an NEC D72111L chip.

 
XOB Tele-Card

XOB Tele-Card

The XOB Tele-Card  is designed by White Wing Logic. It received and decoded television and teletext signals. The video and audio signals were out put from the 2 sockets on the card and could be fed into external equipment.

The XOB Telecard software is available HERE.

 
Beebug Spectra Colour Scanner

Beebug Spectra Colour Scanner

The Beebug Spectra Colour scanner was available for the Archimedes and A3000. It allowed 16million colour images to be grabbed in the background will running other applications.


 
Castle StrongARM 233MHz CPU

Castle StrongARM 233MHz CPU

This a StrongARM CPU card for a RiscPC. It has a 233MHz Intel SA110 revision S StrongARM CPU and was used in Casstle built RiscPCs. The CPU card part number is 1111,160 Issue 1, whereas the Acorn equivalent was 1111,150 Issue 3. The card uses an Intel StrongARM because Digital had sold its chip design and fabrication business to Intel. The Castle serial numberis CTL05000981.

 
ART PCMCIA Expansion Card

ART PCMCIA Expansion Card

The ART PCMCIA Expansion card appears to be a development card with twin Type 2 interfaces. The card has a HG62G010R28F gate array controller.

For further details about PCMCIA see Wikipedia .

 
Acorn AKA32 SCSI podule

Acorn AKA32 SCSI podule

This podule has an SCSI external interface, like the AKA31, with a large terminator block in place.
 
The circuit board says SCSI Podule MK III Issue 1.

Here is the Acorn SCSI Expansion Card User Guide .

 
Cumana SLCD Card

Cumana SLCD Card

SLCD was a proprietry Panasonic protocol for early CDROMs (before IDE). The Cumana SLCD podule supported the Panasonic CR-562 CDROM which Cumana supplied.

The Cumana SLCD software is available HERE .

 
IFEL A5000 2MB RAM Upgrade

IFEL A5000 2MB RAM Upgrade

The A5000 came with either 1MB or 2MB RAM on the motherboard and a 1MB model could be upgraded to 2 MB by adding RAM on the motherboard. But the A5000, like all MEMC1 based computers, could address 4MB, so 2MB RAM upgrades were produced by Acorn and third parties to add 2MB RAM for a maximum 4MB. Actually some companies produced upgrades to 8MB using a second MEMC1. This is the 1993 M52 Issue 3 upgrade.

 
Acorn AKA53 1MB RAM Upgrade for A3000

Acorn AKA53 1MB RAM Upgrade for A3000

An Acorn A3000 1MB RAM Upgrade.

The upgrade came with these instructions.


 
Watford Electronics Archimedes Hard Disk Podule

Watford Electronics Archimedes Hard Disk Podule

The Watford Electronics Hard Disk podule is an ST506 disc controller using the HD63463P8 Hard Disk controller chip. The podule could support 2 ST506 hard discs and was compatible with the Acorn hard disc interface in the A400 and A400/1. Typically it was used in an A300 which did not have a hard disk interface on the motherboard. The controller has 2 ribbon cables, the thin one for commands and the widerone for data.

 
MSC Connect 32 SCSI II

MSC Connect 32 SCSI II

The MCS Connect 32 SCSI 2 card is a 16/32-bit fast-SCSI-2 DEBI expansion card for the RiscPC.

The support disc is available HERE .

 
Acorn ARM710 CPU

Acorn ARM710 CPU

The ARM710 CPU was clocked at 40MHz and used in the second generation of Risc PCs - the Risc PC 700. RISC OS 3.60 was released at the same time and included support for the ARM7. The AMR710 CPU gave a performance improvement of approximately 25% over the 30MHz ARM610.

 
IFEL A310 4MB RAM Upgrade

IFEL A310 4MB RAM Upgrade

The IFEL A310 4MB RAM Upgrade (M34ID Issue 1) uses 8 x MB814400A dynamic RAM chips (4 x 1Mb) to provide the memory. It is dated 1992 so is a late upgrade for the A310.

 
TechnoLOG 4 Slot Backplane

TechnoLOG 4 Slot Backplane

A 4 slot backplane produced by Technomatic for the A300.

 
Calligraph ARC Laser Printer

Calligraph ARC Laser Printer

Calligraph's direct video ArcLaser printer typically producess laser quality text and graphics pages in 20 to 45 seconds. It is compatible with all Archimedes applications and all models of Achimedes computers with more that 1MB.It can be used as a network printer over Econet or Ethernet. I do not have the Qume Crystalprint Laser to go with the card.

 
Castle lyonix Backplane

Castle lyonix Backplane

Castle produced this 2 slot backplane to allow podules from previous RISC OS computers to be used with the Iyonix, an Acorn clone. The backplane serial number is "IS009-000572".

 
Acorn 3B2 SCSI Streamer

Acorn 3B2 SCSI Streamer

We are unsure of the exact function of this card. It may be for an AT&T 3B2 Unix server. If you can help us identify this card please get in contact.

 

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