Posts tagged Commodore
Bit of a result form the carboot sale today.
- Commodore Amiga 1200 (No PSU or and internal addons) – £3 (Yeah, £3. Knocked him down from £4 as I said it had no PSU!)
- Olivetti EO Personal Communicator 440 * 2 – 50p each!
Some non retro stuff too.
- EBD Reader – Used to read diag data from your car.
- USB Sound card – for use for my amateur radio exploits.
The Olivetti EO is the most interesting item of the lot.
This early tablet has the AT&T Hobbit RISC-based processor running at 20 MHz, 4 MByte of RAM and a 10Mb storage card. The touch screen is a high contrast, 110 dpi reflective LCD, 640 x 480 pixel resolution, screen size 5.9″ x 4.3″. It comes bundled with the following software.
- Pensoft Personal Perspective
- GO Mail
- GO FAX
- GO’s PenTOPS and PenCentral
- EO Phone
- GO MiniNote
- EO Calc
- EO Lock
- EO Sound
Sadly, it did not come with a PSU so I have not powered them up yet. The 2 CR123A batteries. I will put up another post about the EO once I have ut working.
You can read the personal account of David Hembrow, who worked for EO between 1991 and 1993 here.
For more info about the EO, check out this Wikipedia page.
I own 5 original tapes that were created by Llamasoft (Jeff Minter) for the Commodore 64.
They are : -
- Metagalactic Llamas Battle At The Edge Of Time
- Laser Zone
- Revenge Of The Mutant Camels
Did you have a Commodore 64 when it was released 30 years ago? Do you still have it? Do you still use it?
It would be great to hear your memories of this brilliant 8 bit computer. Please leave a comment below, and I will compile them all together at the end of this week. If you wish, you can also email me at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing your stories!
Taken from the excellent article at The Register : The Commodore 64 is 30
Commodore took the wraps off the Commodore 64, one of two immediate follow-ups to its popular Vic-20 home computer, 30 years ago this week.
The 64 made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), though it wouldn’t go into production until later in the year before going on sale in the US market in August. It didn’t make it across the Atlantic until late Autumn.
You can read the rest of the article at The Register : The Commodore 64 is 30
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Here is one of my more recent videos – a BBC Model B playing Commodore 64 SID tunes thru the BeebSID device. There will be a new one soon about the BBC Master 512 – a 80186 PC inside a BBC Master 128.
I have finally got aroung to building my BeebSID. The BeebSID allows you to attach a Commodore SID audio chip to a Acorn BBC computer.
I have uploaded a video to YouTube to show the device in action. Enjoy!