Well then... nothing of note, easy machine to work on. The drives are going to be a pain to get to so i hope they’ll just work. Smoke test past i guess, full ram, self test all passes. Took the little Varta battery out, it hasn’t leaked at all, but is will eventualy.
Just picked up an Olivetti M21 personal computer. The outside is in pretty good condition, but it’s an untested attic find. So i will have to check some things inside, clean the drives and do a smoke test hopefully tommorow.
The complete "Wedge Line" from Texas Instruments. This was the first family of scientific calculator from Texas Instruments. The line began around 1972, and it apparently ended around 1975. The SR prefix dealt with the slide-rule, the tool that TI was trying to replace. Several early scientific calculators from TI use this prefix. There were three variants of the SR-10, two variants of the SR-11, and the singular, rare SR-16.
Complete set of Cougar Boy handheld games, All fifteen of the Megaduck games that were released under the Cougar brand in Brazil. Seller claims that all of them except The 4-in-1 are CIB, as they are NOS from Cougar factory. 4-in-1 was always bundled with the console, so no box there. I have seen a few Brazilian eBay sellers with full sets NOS lately, so it looks like there has been some warehouse inventory liquidation. Word of warning, though. I had these shipped from Brazil to US, and it took about a month.
2-XL Tape Collection as of June 29, 2019. I have 24 (out of 45) of the U.S. 8-track tapes releases from Mego. I also have 6 (out of 44) of the U.S. compact cassette releases from Tiger. I dont have any non-U.S. tapes, such as the Mexican and French-Canadian 8-tracks or the compact cassettes that were released in Germany, France, Italy, Spain(?), or the U.K.
Pop Station Watch! Apparently this was released in the Soviet Union in 1988. I already bought one in a different color (of course), so I figured I would let people know about this one.
And here is "Alien" on the Watara Supervision running on real hardware via the TV-Link upscaled to 4K. Colors are inverted and a border is generated by the TV-Link.
Watara Supervision Haul! Fifteen unique games and one duplicate (Chimera). All games appear to be CIB, except for the one without the box. That one is Dream World, which is apparently rare. At least it has instructions. As I add these one-by-one, I will review them by playing on a handheld unit, as well as my rare TV-Link module, going to my 4K TV.
The drawings and routing are done. Send a bunch of files to a PCB fabricator and awaiting their review. Getting the autorouter to work gave me headache, but it worked. The rest gave me a second headache 😅 but i hope i did everything correct.
Working on a PCB to give my first Sharp PC7100 a harddrive again. Its 34 year old Hard Card (sitting next to the laptop) died a few years ago and I now finaly have the tools and resources to fix the problem, I hope. It’s also my trail by fire in kicad circuit and pcb design. I’m building an expension interface card from the original sharp expension box service manual. It has all the schematics and some pcb latouts. All i have to do copy them from an old pdf into kicad😒, yep... that’s all. This way i can fit up to 3 standard 8bit ISA cards. The HardCard used up a lot of space, so i might put a XT-CF card for harddrive and add a CGA or EGA graphics and AdLib soundcard.
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Complete Collection of Action Max VHS Games. Sealed copy of Hydrosub 2021. All not too difficult to find except Blue Thunder, which is quite rare. This collection is done unless I find a prototype of the unreleased game Fright Night
Relay Computer by Joe Allen. Relays not installed yet. Soldered all components, But the numeric display and keypad testing has problems.
And the HP 85 works. Date codes say it’s from januari 29 1982, making it 1 month older then my Osborne OCC1 (which says Feb. ‘82) and officialy the oldest computer i own. Now... i need to learn how to use it. And fix the tapedrive, as the capstan (or something like that) looks... bad... and the belts for the printer look spent aswell.
This just came in. An HP 85 with ROM Drawer, I/O ROM and a tape cartrigde. It should work, but i’ll need to check a few things before the smoke test. It’s been in 110v land all its life and now it has to cope with 230v. The PSU can be set between 110v and 230v, so it should be fine.
The complete 5TI Programmable Logic Controller system from Texas Instruments. This was used to program industrial equipment, such as factory assembly lines. The 5TI-2000 PLC Programmer is used to enter the program. The 5TI-1023 Sequencer stores the program and sends it out to the industrial equipment. The 5TI5 Logic modules are chained together to output to the industrial equipment. The 5TI-4100 Simulator is used to test the program and check for errors.