If you have some vintage computers, related books / manuals that you have no need for and want to see them put to good use? Please see below.
In the not so distant future, I’m planning on making a series of videos showcasing some original/or slightly modified Vintage Computers. These episodes will be in addition to the more familiar content you’ve come to expect. I have a lot to learn to get there. My goal is to build a reference library of videos and information related to each specific machine. Eventually, I do have plans to build a virtual museum to help preserve the history and excitement of each of these early computers.
I’ve acquired a few systems to kick-start the series but hoping to provide some history and a hands-on look at a few of the machines below. Many I’ve only briefly used in the past or perhaps never at all. Any manuals/books and accessories are also greatly appreciated to help get up-to-speed faster. If you have any of the following that you do not use and would like to donate for a future episode, please contact me at jon [at] wagnerstechtalk.com. I would be more than happy to mention your name as the contributor for the episode. My goal is to make a quality presentation for each machine listed below, the history about the company that created it and the product itself. This will be an on-going project and hope to keep it informative and entertaining.
Vintage Computers / Gaming Consoles
I’d welcome any assistance acquiring the following machines, in working order:
Atari 2600(source: my collection) ColecoVision + Adam(source: Goodwill)
- Commodore Amiga (500/1k/2k/3k/4k)
- Commodore 64
- Commodore 128
- Commodore PET
- Commodore SX/DX 64 (Executive computer)
- Commodore VIC-20
- IBM PC XT
- IBM 5100
- Intellivision (Mattel)
- Apple II or IIe
- Apple III Plus
- Apple Macintosh Classic
TI-99/4A– (Several videos available here; Source: my collection) TRS-80 CoCo Model 2(source: ebay)
- TRS-80 Model III
- ZX Spectrum / Timex Sinclair
- Other ideas? I’m definitely open to suggestions / recommendations.