Vintage Computers

jannievanzyl

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Anyone else here collecting vintage computers? Especially from the Home Computer era before the IBM PC became pervasive, i.e. from the 70's and 80's era.

Still building my collection but have the following so far:

- Ohio Superboard
- Apple II
- Vic 20
- Commodore 64
- Sinclair ZX80
- Sinclair ZX81
- Sinclair Spectrum
- HP 85
- HP 86
- Osborne 1
- Texas Instruments 99
- Acorn Atom
- BBC Micro
- microProfessor

Still looking for a few systems.

Would love to hear what you've got.
 

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Anyone else here collecting vintage computers? Especially from the Home Computer era before the IBM PC became pervasive, i.e. from the 70's and 80's era.

Still building my collection but have the following so far:

- Ohio Superboard
- Apple II
- Vic 20
- Commodore 64
- Sinclair ZX80
- Sinclair ZX81
- Sinclair Spectrum
- HP 85
- HP 86
- Osborne 1
- Texas Instruments 99
- Acorn Atom
- BBC Micro
- microProfessor

Still looking for a few systems.

Would love to hear what you've got.

Do they all still work?

Pity I couldn't dump that Phillips G7000 Videopac Computer by you. Would have slotted in before the Vic 20.
 
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gregmcc

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Some nice models there. Takes me back.

Been thinking of building a ZX82 clone. Its amazing how many retro sites there are with lots of the vintage devices being reversed engineered.
 

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vindicem

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Slightly off topic but I remember the first Win screensaver I've ever seen was dancing macaroni on the tune of the macarena :crylaugh:
Sorry, I just thought of that now
 

gregmcc

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Acorn Electronic - where I first learnt how to program

I remember spending days and days typing in code on the Vic-20. All those peeks and pokes. Can't remember the name of the pc magazine but they has like 10 pages printed out of code which you had to type in.

Ahh. Those were the days.
 
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jannievanzyl

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I remember spending days and days typing in code on the Vic-20. All those peeks and pokes. Can't remember the name of the pc magazine but they has like 10 pages printed out of code which you had to type in.

Ahh. Those were the days.

Got about 2GB of books, magazines, etc. for the Commodores, PET, Vic, 64, etc.
 
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