Vintage Computer & Robot Collection

As an ’80’s kid I cut my teeth on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum (initially a 16K rubber keyboard and then moved onto a 48K+) whilst always wanting the connectivity of a Beeb. Later on in the 16-bit era of the late 80’s / early 90’s I moved up to a Atari 520 ST FM. In my later life I’m recreating and adding to that collection, basically playing with all the toys I couldn’t afford back then.

… some of my collection exhibited at VCF West 2019

Acorn Machines
– BBC Model B (Issue 7) (WIP)
– BBC Model B+ 128k
– BBC Master 128k
A3020 Archimedes (with 4MB upgrade, econet, Morley Electronics user/analogue port) | A3020 page
– Econet L3 network (with Beebmaster clock box, recreated socket boxes, Pi Econet Bridge and Arduino Econet Server)
– Prism Modem 2000 1200/75 baud
– BBC Buggy
– Jessop-Ralph Turtle
– Valliant Turtle
– Memoco Electron Arm
– DCP Interpack 1 I/O interface
– DataCentre-E external data centre
– 40 track 5.25″ floppy
– Raspberry Pi 3B+ based coprocessor
– Gotek running flashfloppy

– ZX 81 (with ZXpand membrane and ZX8-ccb composite video)
– ZX 81 ZXpand+ SD card/sound interface
– ZX Printer
– ZX Spectrum 48k iss 3
ZX Spectrum Plus
– ZX Spectrum Plus 3 (with Gotek)
– 2x Interface 1’s
– Currah uSpeech
– Specdrum (WIP)
– Spectranet ethernet interface
– Prism VTX5000 modem
– Maplin ZX Spectrum RS232 interface
– DCP Interspec I/O interface

Tandy Radio Shack (TRS 80)
– TRS80 Model 4
– 5 Meg Hard Drive (in process of being converted to FreHD)
– Gotek external USB running flashfloppy
– TRS80 CoCo
 TRS 80 Model 100

– C64 Bread bin
– 1530 datassette C2N
– Sd2IEC
– Homebrew replacement PSU
– C64 Modem
– 58680 / DeadTest homebrew cartridge (switchable)
– Amiga 500 with RTC / RAM expansion and DF0/DF1 switch
– Cumana external floppy replaced with Gotek running flashfloppy
– 2x joysticks
– 1x hombrew microswitched joystick
– Commodore 1084 monitor

 Atari 2600 4-switch woody (with UAV mod) and homebrew cartridge (WIP)
Atari 400 non-membrane keyboard (homebrew S-video mod)
Atari 1040 ST F fitted with internal Gotek running flashfloppy

Macintosh SE FDHD

UNILAB Three Chip Plus
– Program Loader
– Sound, Motor, LED, Switch and various other input modules
– (missing and desperately want) the original, actual ‘Three Chip Plus’ board
– Recreated, clone of ‘Three Chip Plus’
– Recreated clone of LED display board
– Recreated clone of 7-segment display board

HERO-1 robot (fully loaded with arm, wireless remote, RAM/ROM expansion, RS232 interface…)
HERO-JR robot (with master cartridge and ROM disassembly listings)
ET-3400 trainer

Triton clone with parallel keyboard and RAM/ROM expansion

Other Stuff
– Greaseweazle with 3.5 and 5.25″ drives