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Russian programmable RPN calculator Elektronika MK-52, 1986-1991. Display:8+2  green fluorescent digits, 105 steps + 512 in EPROM, expansion port. MK-52 was carried on board in Russian space program as a plan B to calculate spaceship landing parameters if a main computer is down. #vintage #collectable #mk52 #retrotech #oldtech #calculator #russiancomputer  #programmable
Alphacom 32 thermal printer. Manufactured by Alphacom Inc in 1983. For use with Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum computers. 120 lines per min, 32-column print format. It prints on thermal paper rolls. The condition is like new. It's like I ordered it from Amazon in 1983 and received the box in 2017. The device printed self-test right out of the box with no problems. Cannot stop smelling the manual. The smell of 80s inks is strong and works as a time machine for me. Modern manuals are odorless.  #printer #oldtech #retro #retrotech #ZX81 #thermal #Alphacom32  #homeprinter #zxspectrum #sinclair
Alphacom 32 thermal printer. Manufactured by Alphacom Inc in 1983. For use with Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum computers. 120 lines per min, 32-column print format. It prints on thermal paper rolls. The condition is like new. It's like I ordered it from Amazon in 1983 and received the box in 2017. The device printed self-test right out of the box with no problems. Cannot stop smelling the manual. The smell of 80s inks is strong and works as a time machine for me. Modern manuals are odorless. #printer  #oldtech  #retro  #retrotech  #ZX81  #thermal  #Alphacom32  #homeprinter  #zxspectrum  #sinclair 
Compaq Portable. Manufacturing started in 1983. 34 years later you can still buy a brand new replacement for a cracked  handle #vintage #collectable #compaq #pcxt #retrocomputer #oldtech #vintagecomputer #oldcomputer #crt #classiccomputer #retrocomputing #retrotech
Nintendo Game&Watch Wide Screen handheld electronic game "Mickey Mouse", 1981 and its Russian clone Elektronika IM-02 "Nu, pogodi!", 1984. Unfortunately, there is no box for Nintendo. Elektronika's box and manual are in very good condition #vintage #collectable #retrotech #oldgames #retro #nintendo #gameandwatch #elektronika #nupogodi #handheld
Nintendo Game&Watch Wide Screen handheld electronic game "Mickey Mouse", 1981 and its Russian clone Elektronika IM-02 "Nu,pogodi!" (Based on old Russian cartoon "Well, Just You Wait!"). The production started in 1984. Both work very well after cleaning. #vintage #collectable #retrotech #oldgames #retro #nintendo #gameandwatch #elektronika #nupogodi #handheld
Compaq Portable, 1983. Playing Leisure Suit Larry in 2017. CPU i8088 4.77MHz, RAM 640kb, HDD 20Mb, 2x5.25" 360Kb floppy drives, CGA CRT display, 1200 bod modem. 30 pounds. Compaq Portable is a first Compaq manufactured computer. It's also first fully compatible IBM clone. #vintage #collectable #compaq #pcxt #retrocomputer #oldtech #vintagecomputer #oldcomputer #crt #classiccomputer #sierra #leisuresuitlarry #dosgame
SONY SMC-210DL6, 1986. Feel the power of 80s. CPU 80C88 4.77MHz, RAM 640Kb, 2x720k floppy drives, non-backlit 11" LCD CGA 640x200 dots, modem.  #vintagecomputer #collectable #sony  #vintage #vintagegaming #oldlaptop #retrocomputer #8088 #retro #oldtech #vintagecomputing #retrotech #oldcomputer
Poisk, 1991. Vintage Russian PC clone. Not really fully compatible but still similar to IBM PC XT. I couldn't wait and decided to inspect and try to turn it on today. It was possible to obtain black and white PAL video  from the back of the home computer and my multisystem security monitor easily digested the signal. The result looks very promising. We will get back to this vintage computer later #vintage #collectable #poisk #oldcomputer #russiancomputer #homecomputer #vintagecomputing #restoration #retrotech #oldtech #retro #retrocomputer
Poisk, 1991. Vintage Russian PC clone. Not really fully compatible but still similar to IBM PC XT. I couldn't wait and decided to inspect and try to turn it on today. It was possible to obtain black and white PAL video from the back of the home computer and my multisystem security monitor easily digested the signal. The result looks very promising. We will get back to this vintage computer later #vintage  #collectable  #poisk  #oldcomputer  #russiancomputer  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputing  #restoration  #retrotech  #oldtech  #retro  #retrocomputer 
Poisk, 1991. Unboxing of this vintage home computer. Made in USSR.  The bag with wires and tape cassette with software is still sealed and holds the air from that era. The packaging looks similar to modern "environmentally friendly recyclable" packaging. The starting kit  has on board: CPU KM1810VM88 5MHz (i8088 compatible), RAM 128Kb (expandable to 384K or 640K using an extension card. I got one as a bonus), built-in CGA compatible video adapter. By default it uses a tape recorder to load/save programs but floppy drives or even hard drives can be attached using 4 extension slots. I beleive the other card I got today is for floppy drives. Will test it after an inspection and once I'll figure out how to plug my security PAL/NTSC monitor to this guy. #vintage #collectable #poisk #russiancomputer #homecomputer #vintagecomputer  #vintagecomputing #retrocomputer #oldtech  #retrocomputing
Poisk, 1991. Unboxing of this vintage home computer. Made in USSR. The bag with wires and tape cassette with software is still sealed and holds the air from that era. The packaging looks similar to modern "environmentally friendly recyclable" packaging. The starting kit has on board: CPU KM1810VM88 5MHz (i8088 compatible), RAM 128Kb (expandable to 384K or 640K using an extension card. I got one as a bonus), built-in CGA compatible video adapter. By default it uses a tape recorder to load/save programs but floppy drives or even hard drives can be attached using 4 extension slots. I beleive the other card I got today is for floppy drives. Will test it after an inspection and once I'll figure out how to plug my security PAL/NTSC monitor to this guy. #vintage  #collectable  #poisk  #russiancomputer  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputer  #vintagecomputing  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #retrocomputing 
This box was just delivered from Slovakia. It's a kind of soviet clone of IBM PCjr. The brand name is "Poisk". There is a stamp on the package that it was manufactured on August 2, 1991. The label on the box says:"For kids older than 12 years" and 2 extension cards were included as a bonus. It goes to the queue for testing and restoration. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #oldcomputer #vintagecomputer #vintagecomputing #retrocomputer #oldtech #russiancomputer #retrocomputing
This box was just delivered from Slovakia. It's a kind of soviet clone of IBM PCjr. The brand name is "Poisk". There is a stamp on the package that it was manufactured on August 2, 1991. The label on the box says:"For kids older than 12 years" and 2 extension cards were included as a bonus. It goes to the queue for testing and restoration. #vintage  #collectable  #homecomputer  #oldcomputer  #vintagecomputer  #vintagecomputing  #retrocomputer  #oldtech  #russiancomputer  #retrocomputing 
SONY SMC-210DL6, 1986. Playing DOS game "Digger". CPU 80C88 4.77MHz, RAM 640Kb, 2x720k floppy drives, non-backlit 11" LCD CGA 640x200 dots, modem.  #vintagecomputer #collectable #sony  #vintage #vintagegaming #retrocomputing #oldlaptop #retrocomputer #8088 #dosgame #oldtech #vintagecomputing #digger #retro #retrotech
3D printed power supply case for Apogee BK01C. I did not find a good PS case online and decided to draw my own design in Blender. Had to watch a dozen of youtube videos how to do that. So, this is my first 3D object designed by me. Probably I will paint it. #apogeebk #3dprinter #restoration #retrocomputing #powersupply #3dprinting  #3dprint
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. Vintage  Russian home computer. The experiment with GBS-8200 was successful. It converted PAL RGB signal from the back of computer to standard VGA and I got 8 colors promised by the manual #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #oldcomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #vintagegaming #russiancomputer #retro #vintagecomputing #restoration #boulderdash #gbs8200 #lines
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. The power/video cables are ready. I googled this game for Apogee, converted to WAV and loaded  the file playing it from my pad to tape-in audio socket on the back of the computer.  Spent 15 min playing old Boulder Dash on this vintage Russian home computer. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #oldcomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #vintagegaming #russiancomputer #retro #vintagecomputing #restoration #boulderdash
Technics SL-1210MK2, 1979-2010. I got some time to fix this beautiful turntable while was waiting parts shipped to me for vintage Russian home computer recovery project. The turntable was cheap and sold for parts because of direct drive malfunction. It didn't maintain a constant speed and often stopped completely. Unfortunately, the fix was quick. No fun at all. There was a tiny piece of stripped wire under the platter. That piece stopped the rotation. At least I replaced old RCA cables and oiled all points required by service manual. The sound is great. #turntable #vintage #collectable #technics #sl1210mk2 #technics1200 #vinyl #vinylrecords #LP #music
Technics SL-1210MK2, 1979-2010. I got some time to fix this beautiful turntable while was waiting parts shipped to me for vintage Russian home computer recovery project. The turntable was cheap and sold for parts because of direct drive malfunction. It didn't maintain a constant speed and often stopped completely. Unfortunately, the fix was quick. No fun at all. There was a tiny piece of stripped wire under the platter. That piece stopped the rotation. At least I replaced old RCA cables and oiled all points required by service manual. The sound is great. #turntable  #vintage  #collectable  #technics  #sl1210mk2  #technics1200  #vinyl  #vinylrecords  #LP  #music 
Sinclair 128K ZX Spectrum +2A, 1987. The extra tape-in connector added to load games from an external source.
#vintage #collectable #zxspectrum  #vintagecomputer #oldgames #retrocomputer #retrogaming #classiccomputer #oldtech #sinclair #vintagecomputing
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. The vintage guy needs +12V, +5V and -5V. I plugged it to my lab power supply and it's alive. Got black and white mode. Need to try GBS-8220 for PAL color mode and google some games in WAV format. 6pin and 7pin DIN connector  shopping is coming to make right power and video cables #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #oldcomputer #retrotech #vintagecomputer #retro #russiancomputer #oldtech #vintagecomputing
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. Another Russian home computer from 80s. I got this from Ebay as a plan B to help me with the restoration of Radio-86RK. I can measure signals between chips and compare. This home computer was built using Radio-86RK DIY design with little improvements. The manufacturer increased RAM up to 64Kb, added a separate 3 channel sound processor and it's not B/W video. It has 8 colors. That "C" at the end of the model name means "color". The CPU is KR580VM80A. No power supply, but the condition is like new. Seems nobody used it. Hope it works. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #retro #restoration #retrotech #oldcomputer #russiancomputer #kr580vm80a #apogeebk #vintagecomputing
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. Another Russian home computer from 80s. I got this from Ebay as a plan B to help me with the restoration of Radio-86RK. I can measure signals between chips and compare. This home computer was built using Radio-86RK DIY design with little improvements. The manufacturer increased RAM up to 64Kb, added a separate 3 channel sound processor and it's not B/W video. It has 8 colors. That "C" at the end of the model name means "color". The CPU is KR580VM80A. No power supply, but the condition is like new. Seems nobody used it. Hope it works. #vintage  #collectable  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputer  #oldtech  #retro  #restoration  #retrotech  #oldcomputer  #russiancomputer  #kr580vm80a  #apogeebk  #vintagecomputing