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Prototype ZXpand PCBs

Prototype ZXpand PCBs

Two prototypes of the ZXpand MMC board for the Sinclair Spectrum.

 
Prototype AtoMMC PCB

Prototype AtoMMC PCB

Prototype MMC expansion board for the Acorn Atom.

 
Philip harris DL plus

Philip harris DL plus

The DL plus enables you to view, record, display, and store data collected from Philip harris First Sene or Blue Box sensors.

Whilst connected to the computer it wil gather data as a interface. More powerfully, whilst away from the computer it will record in a variety of ways, allow you to view the data graphically or in a tabular form, and store sets of data for loading into a computer later.

 
Apple IEEE-488 Interface Card

Apple IEEE-488 Interface Card

This expansion card for the Apple II allowed it to connect to an IEEE-488 (GBIP) network.

 
Apple II language Card

Apple II language Card

The Apple Language Card was designed by Wendell Sander, and was one of the first Apple cards available for the Apple II. it was released in 1979 with the Apple Pascal Language system. The Language Card provided an Autostart ROM F8 to earlier Apple systems that did not have the F8 boot ROM installed, allowing an Apple II to boot from a Disk Drive; and also provided an extra 16K of RAM to a fully expanded 48K Apple to bring the total memory available to 64k.

 
Baird Apple II Card

Baird Apple II Card

Expansion card for the Apple II. Function unknown.

 
Apple Sync Printer Interface Card

Apple Sync Printer Interface Card

Printer interface card, sychronous, for the Apple II.

 
Saturn Systems Accelerator II

Saturn Systems Accelerator II

This expansion card for the Apple II accelarates operation of software by using a high-speed 6502 processor and on-board high-speed RAM. Once activated, software runs on the board - the Apple II's original processor is left idle. The DIP-switches configure slot access speed and timing.

 
Hawk 3210 Logic Analyzer

Hawk 3210 Logic Analyzer

This logic analyzer by Hawk is designed to connect to the Apple II computer. Up to four analyzer 'pods' can be connected. It connects to the computer using a GBIB connector. The interface card contains software in ROM to operate the analyzer.

 
Toshiba T2200SX

Toshiba T2200SX

An 80386SX-based laptop.

 
Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX

Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX

The Compaq LTE was a line of laptop computers made by Compaq, introduced in 1989. The first models, the Compaq LTE and the Compaq LTE 286, were among the first computers to be close to the size of a paper notebook, spurring the use of the term "notebook" to describe a smaller laptop. They were also among the first to include both built-in hard disk and floppy disk drives, offering performance comparable to then-current desktop machines.

The LTE Elite series had an easily removable hard drive for data security purposes.

 
Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX

Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX

The Compaq LTE was a line of laptop computers made by Compaq, introduced in 1989. The first models, the Compaq LTE and the Compaq LTE 286, were among the first computers to be close to the size of a paper notebook, spurring the use of the term "notebook" to describe a smaller laptop. They were also among the first to include both built-in hard disk and floppy disk drives, offering performance comparable to then-current desktop machines.

The LTE Elite series had an easily removable hard drive for data security purposes.

 
Google Glass

Google Glass

Google Glass is an optical head-mounted display, that is designed in the shape of a pair of eyeglasses. It was developed by Janco van der Merwe with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displayed information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. Wearers communicated with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google started selling a prototype of Google Glass to qualified "Glass Explorers" in the US on April 15, 2013, for a limited period for $1,500, before it became available to the public on May 15, 2014.

 
Toshiba Libretto 100CT

Toshiba Libretto 100CT

The Libretto110CT is a subnotebook computer designed and produced by Toshiba. Its squeezed a full Windows PC into a device the size of a paperback book. The first Libretto model, the Libretto 20, was released on April 17, 1996 (in Japan only), with a volume of 821cm (50.1cu in) and weighing just 840g (30oz), making it by far, the world's smallest commercially available Windows PC at the time, and a trend the Libretto Range continued for many years. The original Libretto line was discontinued in Europe and the U.S. in 1999, but the production continued in Japan with the SS, FF and then the L series until 2002. The first L series Libretto (The L1) was released on 18 May 2001 (in Japan only) and the last (The L5) just 11 Months later on 24 April 2002. Production of all Librettos ceased from 2002 until the release of the Libretto U100 in 2005.

The 100 model featured an Intel Pentium 166 MHz MMX, 32 MB RAM (expandable to 64 MB max), 2.1 GB hard disk, and a 7.1" TFT display.

Model number PA1254E, with I/O adaptor CAB0356A.

 
NCR C446 Core Memory

NCR C446 Core Memory

Text from PCB:

800-0005227
PRC 800-0005229
ASSY 800-0006040
ASSY 800-0006059
REGISTER

 
XT-IDE Rev 03 Kit

XT-IDE Rev 03 Kit

The XT-IDE is a modern 8-bit ISA expansion card designed to allow IBM-compatible machines with an 8-bit ISA bus to use modern 16-bit IDE hard disk drives. Revision 03 was produced in 2016 and removes several infrequently-used features from the previous revision, including the serial port and molex power connector.

Boards were available in built or kit form. This kit has not been assembled.

More details on the XT-IDE project can be found at:

http://www.glitchwrks.com/xt-ide

http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/XT_IDE_disk_controller

 
A500 RAM Upgrade

A500 RAM Upgrade

This expansion card for the Acorn A500 expands it's memory.

 
Research Machines Disc Controller

Research Machines Disc Controller

This expansion board allows a Research Machines RM380Z computer to control two 5.25" disk drives.

 
Wyse Winterm SX0 (model S30)

Wyse Winterm SX0 (model S30)

The Wyse SX0 is a small, lightweight thin client. It has a single serial port and lacks any PS/2 ports. There are two USB ports at the front and two USB ports on the rear. It is available in a number of configurations which is reflected in the product ID: S10/S30/S50/S90. Specifications:

Processor
AMD Geode GX500 (366MHz)
Memory
64MB Flash, 128MB RAM
Video
CS5536 chip (1600 x 1200 16-bit colour)
Ports
Network, USB, Serial, Parallel, PS/2, 10/100 Ethernet
Dimensions
W x H x D: 17.5cm x 3cm x 12.5cm

 
Gravis UltraSound

Gravis UltraSound

This 16-bit ISA expansion card from Advanced Gravis Computer Technology Ltd features:

  • 16-bit 44.1kHz CD quality sound.
  • 32 multi-timbral digital and/or synthesized voices.
  • Windows 3.1 Multimedia extensions support.
  • Wave table synthesis.
  • 8-bit digital recording with sample rates from 4 to 44.1kHz in either mono or stereo. Seperate circuits allow for simultaneous recording and playback.
  • Standard MPU-401/UART MIDI interface supports MIDI in/out/passthru (with optional cable).
  • Speed compensating joystick game port.
  • Built-in 4 watt amplifier.
  • 256K onboard memory, expandable to 1MB with standard DRAM chips.
  • Optional CD-ROM interfaces for LMSI, Sony, Mitsumi, SCSI drives.

 
Analog Input Card

Analog Input Card

This 8-bit analogue input card is effectively a PC joystick expansion card. The four joystick analog inputs are implemented using a pair of 555 timers. The timer is started by a read from the CPU which then polls the card until it signals the timer has expired. The delay depends on the value of the analogue input and the values of the Rc network attached to the 555 chip.

 
Amstrad PC3286 386 Daughterboard

Amstrad PC3286 386 Daughterboard

This daughterboard adds an Intel 80386 processor to the Amstrad PC3286.

 
Amstrad PC3286 286 Daughterboard

Amstrad PC3286 286 Daughterboard

This daughterboard adds an Intel 80286 processor to the Amstrad PC3286.

 
Indescomp Parallel/Serial Interface

Indescomp Parallel/Serial Interface

This interface which is easily connected to the Spectrum expansion port provides two communication methods: prallel Centronics and the bidirectional RS232-C series.

The two communication methods can be connected simultaneously to two different pieces of equipment, such as a printer and a modem.

The softwar enecessary for operation is written on EPROM and is placed at the high addresses of the ZX Spectrum memory (this interface is only valid for the 48K Spectrum), using the Spectrum initialisation when connecting it to the power supply.

The interface is controlled by means of the standard BASIC commands and some USR routines.

 
Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller

Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller

The Wii U Pro controller is a wireless controller for the Wii U console, designed for advanced gameplay and to be comfortable even during longer play sessions. The Wii U Pro Controller cannot be used with the Wii console or with Wii software.

Model number WUP-005.

 
Epson Intelligent Parallel Interface Kit

Epson Intelligent Parallel Interface Kit

Interface board #8132W
Interface cable #8231

Designed for the Apple II/IIe. The interface kit permits a printer High-Resolution display partially or totally. It also enabled Epson Dot Matrix printers to perform text formatting operation.

Features:

  • Copy of HI-RES screen can be performed by the same command (Ctrl-Q) used for silentype thermal printers.
  • The 8132W is compatible with Apple Centronics cards at command levels.
  • Formatting can be performed by Applesoft (10K BASIC).
  • Apple Pascal and Z-80 software cards can be used.
  • Can be used with VISICALC and DB Master.

 
Home Music Kit

Home Music Kit

Released in 1992 by Adept Development, this expansion unit for the Commodore Amiga features:

  • Maximum sampling rate of 900kHz
  • Dynamic filtering
  • Anti-aliasing filter
  • Stereo gain control by software
  • Microphone volume scale

 
Doctor V64

Doctor V64

The Doctor V64 (popularly known as the Bung Doctor) was an accessor for the Nintendo 64 developed by Bung Enterprises of Hong Kong. While advertised as a third-party development system, it was also capable of playing copied N64 games.

The first version shipped with 128M of memory; later versions increased this to 256M to handle the larger cartridges being used. The early models could be upgraded by the end user. A parallel port on the rear of the console allowed game data to be downloaded from a PC - this was the basis for the claim it was a development system instead of a piracy device.

The device attaches to the Nintendo 64 through the underside expansion slot and presents itself as a ROM cartridge once the game is loaded. The N64 cartridge slot must contain the adapter module which passes through signals for the region lockout chip. A legitimate cartridge must be present for the Bung Doctor to work.

 
TRS-80 Color Computer

TRS-80 Color Computer

The first version of the TRS-80 Color Computer has a calculator-style "chiclet" keyboard, and was available with memory sizes of 4K (26-3001), 16K (26-3002), or 32K (26-3003). This is the 16K model and therefore shipped with Microsoft Color Basic instaled. No monitor was supported; instead the user was expected to connect the computer to a regular TV.

 
IBM dB Adapter 1749299

IBM dB Adapter 1749299

The IBM dB Adapter is a battery-operated electronic device designed to extend the dB measurement capabilities of the IBM VOM 1749231. The dB Adapter has a range of -50 through 0 (zero) dB, in increments of 10 decibels.

 
Wangtek 5150 EQ Internal QIC Tape Drive

Wangtek 5150 EQ Internal QIC Tape Drive

This internal tape drive is designed to accept DC 6250 data cartridges, each containing 1020 feet of magnetic tape. The total storage capacity is 250MB. The tape drive is sized to fit in a standard half-height PC drive bay and connects to a Wangtek 30631-001 SCSI controller card (8-bit ISA bus).

 
Quest Standard Telematique ISDN card

Quest Standard Telematique ISDN card

This 8-bit ISA card by Quest Standard Telematique is powered by a Motorola 68000 microprocessor and was possibly used to connect to ISDN telephone lines.

 
ISA 9-pin Serial Card

ISA 9-pin Serial Card

This 8-bit ISA expansion card for the PC provides on 9-pin RS232 serial port. The port can be assigned to any of the COM1-COM4 I/O addresses using the jumper block at the top of the card. The serial controller is an INS8250N-B chip.

The large areas of unpopulated components are to support a 25-pin parallel port, which would have been assignable to any of LPT1-LPT3 I/O ports using the right side of the jumper block.

The card's FCC ID of identifies the manufacturer as Taiwan Mycomp Corporation.

 
Microwriter Quinkey

Microwriter Quinkey

The Quinkey was a cut-down version of the Microwriter MW4. It was not a standalone unit and was marketed as ana alternative keyboard for the BBC Micro computer. It was designed around the concept of 'chording' multiple keypresses together to allow full-speed typing with only one hand. Up to four Quinkeys could be connected to a single computer using the Quinkey Interface Unit, which connected to the BBC Micro's Analogue port.

Although praised by reviewers for the comfort and high speed of typing obtained with only a few hours training, the Quinkey was not a massive commercial success.

 
Sinclair ZX Interface 2

Sinclair ZX Interface 2

The ZX Interface 2 was released in 1983 by Sinclair Research for the ZX Spectrum home computer. It connected to the expansion port of the ZX Spectrum and features two joystick ports and a ROM cartridge slot.

The cartridge slot allowed instant load times, but due to it's limited size (only supporting 16KB of ROM without additional bank-switching hardware) only ten games were commerically released in this format.

The joystick ports did not use the Kempston joystick protocol and were therefore incompatible with previously released software. The first joystick was mapped to keys 6-0 and the second joystick to keys 1-5.

A pass-through expansion connector is present on the rear of the unit, but not all pins from the computer were exposed - enough only for connecting a ZX Printer.

 
Sinclair Sovereign

Sinclair Sovereign

The Sovereign was one of the last calculators to be released by Sinclair before the company refocused on the personal computer market. It was released in 1976 and can display eight digits in its red LED display. It features the usual four arithmetic functions plus square, square root, percentage, and memory. Because the case was made of pressed steel instead of plastic it was available in a variety of styles, including black painted, chrome plated, silver plated, and gold plated.

 
Sinclair Executive Memory

Sinclair Executive Memory

The Sinclair Executive Memory is a four-function calculator introduced by Sinclair Radionics in 1973. It uses eight red LED digit displays and is powered by four button cell batteries. The low power consumption required to run off such a small power source was obtained by pulsing the power supply to the electronics.

 
Datel Electronics Syncro Express

Datel Electronics Syncro Express

Syncro Express is a high speed floppy disk backup system for the Atari ST. Data is transferred directly from source to target using the Syncro Express Interface, producing a single sided copy in less than 23 seconds and double sided in under 44 seconds. Note that a second floppy disk drive is required.

 
GN Telematic 4501 Tape Reader/Punch Station

GN Telematic 4501 Tape Reader/Punch Station

The GNT 4601 is a combination paper tape reader/punch device. It handles serial data at speeds of up to 1200 baud, and all data and control signals conform to RS232C/V24 and RS423. There is also a current loop facility and a parallel input for the punch.

The GNT 4601 is intended for word processing systems and version A incorporates facilities for conversion between ASCII and Telex code.

The GNT 4601 has two signal connectors and can be inserted between a computer and a terminal. The Reader/Punch combo can also be used as a terminal itself. Tapes can be duplicated.

 
VEL Beeb-Lock BL.2K

VEL Beeb-Lock BL.2K

This external genlock device from Video Electronics Ltd performs two functions:

  1. The Beeb-Lock unit synchronises the RGB output from a BBC Micro to a composite colour video signal from a camera, studio, videodisk player, etc. and encodes the three separate RGB waveforms in a standard PAL format.
  2. The BL.2K mix/key board allows the PAL encoded output from the Beeb-Lock to be mixed with the input video signal in a variety of way without the use of any other vision mixing equipment. Alternatively a Beeb-Lock system with the BL.2K board can be used as a 'downstream keyer' to add captions and graphics over the output from an existing studio mixer.

Item consists of:

  • VEL Beeb-lock 2K unit with BL.2K mix/key board installed.
  • VEL BPU1 power supply.
  • Genlock interface cable, type two.
  • Application note BL2K.001: Beeb-Lock downstream mix/key extension board type BL2K.
  • Application note BL2K.002: Connecting the BL.2K downstream mix/key board to video systems.
  • Application note BL2K.003: BL2K downstream mix/key board operating notes.
  • Installation details for VEL Beeb-Lock interface to BBC Micro (issue 2).

 
Casio fx-310

Casio fx-310

The Casio fx-310 is a scientific calculator with 8 digits precision and algebraic logic. It has 54 functions, 39 keys and one of the early LCD (liquid crystal) displays which incorporated a yellow filter. The power source is 2x1.5V cell. The calculator was manufactured in Japan.

 
AVIE 4MB Upgrade for the A310

AVIE 4MB Upgrade for the A310

This expansion board by AVIE exapnds the Archimedes A310's memory to 4MB. The smaller board plugs into the memory controller's socket and provides updated memory decoding for the extra RAM. The larger board plugs into the OS ROM sockets and holds the original ROMs as well as the extra memory chips.

 
Dacom 2123AD Autodialling Modem

Dacom 2123AD Autodialling Modem

Auto dialling modem by Dacom Systems Ltd.

 
VineGen 2

VineGen 2

By linking the VineGen between your computer and your VGA monitor, and connecting a 12v power supply, a video signal can be taken to a television or video - for display or video recording. By feeding a video signal (from a camcorder or VCR) into one of the inputs, you can then overlay titles and graphics, and re-record the results.

'PC to video' features:

  • VGA/SVGA/XGA (24-bit compatible) input.
  • Converts imag eto Composite, S-Video, and RGB (computer image).
  • infra-red remote control of all functions.
  • Adjustable overscan/underscan settings.
  • Freeze facility; two-level flicker reduction control.
  • Horizontal and vertical picture size and positioning adjustments.
  • All functions can be computer-controlled from Windows or DOS.
  • Colour sub-carrier locked to line frequency, thus reducing 'dot-crawl'.

'Overlay' features:

  • Composite video and S-Video inputs.
  • 32-level luma-key allows overlay of titles of any colour (except black).
  • Fader allows titles and graphics to be faded to black, or to the video background.
  • 32-level of fade speed, from 0.5s to 4s (approx).
  • Two keying methods provided: hard keying and soft keying.

 
Anderson Jacobson A211 Acoustic Coupler

Anderson Jacobson A211 Acoustic Coupler

Anderson Jacobson was primarily a manufacturer of acoustic coupler modems, but also manufactured printing terminals designed to replace teletypes. Anderson Jacobson began early in 1967 as a manufacturer of one of the first acoustic data couplers. By 1973, the company had acoustic coupler products that transmitted at 150, 300, 450 and 1200 baud. The 1200 baud acoustic coupler believed to be the only one of it's kind in 1973An acoustic coupler is an interface device for coupling electrical signals by acoustical means — usually into and out of a telephone instrument.

The link is achieved through converting electric signals from the phone line to sound and reconvert sound to electric signals needed for the end terminal, such as a teletypewriter, and back, rather than through direct electrical connection.

It is designed for acoustically coupling a telephone to a data terminal for the purpose of transmitting or receiving messages, where the telephone handset is placed on a bracket mounted directly on the chassis of the terminal. Isolation of transmitting and receiving acoustic links is provided by a pair of resilient cups, one for each link. The inside contour of each cup is adapted to provide a supporting annular ledge for one end of the telephone and an airtight seal over the transducer thereof. An annular recess below the ledge is formed to receive and tightly hold a flange of a receiving or transmitting transducer. Each cup is mounted on the bracket by a resilient flange. The flange is connected to the cup by a sleeve which is turned in at the top to form an inverted auxiliary cup with the base of the main cup protruding through the bottom of the auxiliary cup. In that manner, virtually complete acoustic isolation is provided by the cup from the surrounding air and bracket.

Our coupler has a serial number of 30783 and was kindly donated by William (Bob) H Williams

 
Atari External Floppy Disk Drive

Atari External Floppy Disk Drive

 This third-party external floppy disk drive connects to the Atari ST via a 14-pin DIN connector.

 
Cherlyn Electronics Microscale

Cherlyn Electronics Microscale

An electronic scale, developed by Cherlyn Electronics Ltd. 15-pin D-sub connector (possibly PC game port?).

 
Apple Adjustable keyboard

Apple Adjustable keyboard

This keyboard connects to an Apple personal computer over an ADB connector. It can be raised or lowered with spring-loaded feet and the keyboard halves can be rotated up to 45 degrees to allow more comfortable typing.

Family number: M1242

 
Shugart SA-400 Floppy Disk Drive

Shugart SA-400 Floppy Disk Drive

This full-height 5.25" floppy disk drive by Shugart Associates can read and write 35-track single-sided double-density disks capable of storing up to 110KB (unformatted - formatted capacity was generally around 87.5KB).

 
Trident 1MB SVGA Card

Trident 1MB SVGA Card

A video expansion card for the PC 16-bit ISA bus. 1MB video RAM onboard, with VGA feature connector. Originally retailed for £69.95.

 
DJ Hero 2

DJ Hero 2

The follow-up to the award-winning, #1 new videogame IP of 2009, DJ Hero 2 delivers the ultimate way for gamers to come together with a host of new multiplayer modes that pit DJ against DJ in unique Battle Mixes, invite vocalists into the spotlight with scoring based on pitch and range detection and bring the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay.  Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ's in an all-new way, the game's soundtrack delivers over 70 unique mashups only available in DJ Hero 2.  Further immersing players into the music,  the game offers a heightened level of creative input and allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they're spinning with Freestyle scratching, cross-fading and sampling, performed at set points in the mix.

 
Flytech PC Expansion Card 1.0

Flytech PC Expansion Card 1.0

This 8-bit ISA expansion card by Flytech makes the ISA bus pins available on both an extender port (at the top of the card) and also on two internal IDC connectors.

Part number: FT-870728

 
AMS 30L Deluxe Disk Case

AMS 30L Deluxe Disk Case

This plastic case is designed to allow the user to store up to 30 3-inch floppy disks.

 
Ferranti 1600B Semiconductor Memory Module

Ferranti 1600B Semiconductor Memory Module

This D1115M memory module was designed for use in the Ferranti FM1600B computer system. It uses semi-conductor chips to provide 6,384 words of 26 bits each. This unit was upgraded from the previous model which used the much slower and physically larger core storage.

 
Acorn Prestel Adapter Production Field Test Unit

Acorn Prestel Adapter Production Field Test Unit

This Acorn Teletext/Prestel adaptor is a Production Field Test unit. It appears to be identical to the publicly-available ANE02 adapter, but lacks model or serial numbers.

 
Compaq AlphaServer DS20

Compaq AlphaServer DS20

The Compaq AlphaServer DS20 server is an ideal Web hosting platform. It features many options required by today's intranets, including dual processor capabilities, internal secondary storage with a RAID controller option for external arrays, and integrated management augmented by the integrated remote management console.

Today's intranets support a broad scope of communication and collaboration applications far beyond simple e-mail and Web-based publishing, and also provide an infrastructure for general-purpose application development. Forward-thinking enterprises recognize the value of linking their intranets with those of trading, joint-venture, and supply chain partners and customers.

With support for applications such as AltaVista Search, firewall and tunnel products, and Netscape SuiteSpot, the Compaq AlphaServer DS20 server provides the perfect foundation for a comprehenisve intranet infrastructure. It ties together internal resources to access data quickly, enables the management and sharing of that data outside corporate wall, and connects remote satellite offices, customers, and suppliers.

 
Commodore Super Expander with 3K RAM Cartridge

Commodore Super Expander with 3K RAM Cartridge

This cartridge provides 3KB of RAM and additional features for the Commodore VIC-20.

 
Q 16K RAM Switchable Cartridge for Commodore VIC-20

Q 16K RAM Switchable Cartridge for Commodore VIC-20

This cartridge provides 16KB of RAM and is suitable for use with the Commodore VIC-20.

 
ZX81 Keyboard Upgrade - 2

ZX81 Keyboard Upgrade - 2

This model has been fitted with a 3rd party upgrade to the keyboard. It is a large, plastic device that is stuck over the original keyboard to make the buttons larger and easier to hit.

 
Amino Freedom J5001

Amino Freedom J5001

The Amino Freedom is a set-top box designed to display streaming and on-demand video over IPTV. Unlike previous models, the J5001 does not feature any analogue inputs - all video is streamed over the ethernet network or through the HDMI input. An optional input for an IR blaster is present, allowing the set-top box to be hidden in normal use.

 

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