Computer and Video Game collection



News Flash!

While I very much enjoyed tinkering with all of this equipment, work slowly started intruding on life again and I just haven't had the time to work on and with this stuff. I decided to donate virtually all of it to The Computer Museum History Center at Moffett Field, California (right down the road from my house). A van showed up on Monday, March 26th and the collection was hauled away. The folks at Moffett have been amassing a truly impressive collection of machines across the entire span of the short timeline that computers have existed. Their weakest area was my strongest, machines from the late '70s through the late '80s so it was a natural fit. Some of the pieces I had were of historical significance so I felt that this was the right thing to do. Eventually the museum will be open to the public for all to see. For now private tours of the collection can be arranged.



So I'm a super-geek. Over the years I've come across a wide variety of different, and frequently fun, types of computer and video game hardware. Here is a list of stuff that, one way or another, has managed to follow me around. There are photographs of some of these pieces of hardware here.

"Desktop" Computers

Acorn Archimedes A440
Acorn Atom
Acorn BBC Model B
Amiga 1000 (5)
Amiga 2000 (3)
Amiga 2500
Amiga 3000
Amiga 4000T
Apple ][+ (several)
Apple //e (several)
Apple IIgs (Woz edition)
Apple ///
Apple ///+
Apple Lisa 2
Apple Lisa 2/10
Apple Macintosh 128K. You can find the infamous "1984" ad here.
Apple Macintosh Plus
Atari 400
Atari 520ST
Atari 800 (2)
Atari Falcon 030
Atari Mega ST 2 w/Megafile 30
Atari Mega STE
BeBox
Coleco Adam
Commodore C-16
Commodore 64 (2)
Commodore PET 2001
Commodore Plus/4
Jupiter Ace
Mindset (2)
Radio Shack Color Computer 2
Radio Shack Micro Color Computer 10
Sinclair QL
Sinclair ZX-80
Sinclair ZX-81 (3, 2 in kit form)
Sony MSX 75AS HitBit
Texas Instruments 99/4A
Timex/Sinclair 1000

For information about just what these computers are and their historical (in)significance, check here.

Pre-production/Prototypes

Amiga 4000
Apple IIBF (pre-production version of IIgs in //e case, a little rough around the edges)
Apple GLM (early example of color Macintosh)
Apple Lisa 1
Osborne Vixen

Portables/Laptops

Apple //c
Apple //c+ (2)
Atari Portfolio
Cambridge Z88
Commodore SX-64
Compaq Portable III and 286
Convergent Technologies Workslate
HP Integral PC
IBM Thinkpad 760
Osborne Executive
Radio Shack Model 100
For information about just what these computers are and their historical (in)significance, check here.

PDAs

3Com Palm Vx
Apple Newton Messagepad 100
Motorola Envoy
USRobotics Pilot

Workstations/Specialized processors

Crystal PC
IBM RS/6000 320
INMOS Transputers (lots and lots of them, many different B0xx cards, ITEM cabinets, TRAMS, etc.)
Parsytec x'plorer T8
NeXT Cube (NeXTDimension)
NeXT Station
Mindset M3000 (2)
Pixar Image Computer (2)
Quantel Paintbox V
Silicon Graphics Indigo
Silicon Graphics Indigo Elan 4000
Sun Microsystems 3/80
Symbolics 3620 Lisp Machine
Symbolics 3630 Lisp Machine
Spaceward Microsystems Supernova with IBM PC/AT

Hard to Classify

Canon Cat
Commodore CDTV
IBM vacuum tube based logic trainer
Minitel 2

Video Games

Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar
Atari/Epyx Lynx
Atari Video Pinball
Colecovision (2)
Intellivision
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Gamecube
Panasonic 3DO
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Nomad
Sony PlayStation
Sony PlayStation 2
Vectrex
For information about just what these game consoles are and their historical (in)significance, check here.

Coin-op Games

Atari Tempest
Williams Stargate
Atari Asteroids
Atari Battlezone
Atari Star Wars w/Empire Strikes Back conversion
Midway Omega Race
Taito Arkanoid
Konami Time Pilot

Cool Accessories/Peripherals

Amiga 1000 Sidecars
Amiga A2024 (Hedley) display
Amiga Joyboard
Amiga Live! 2000
AppleNet interfaces cards, hubs, and cables for Lisa
Apple Lisa Color Card (prototype)
Apple Lisa Pascal Workshop
Apple Lisa 1 Prototype umbilical to Apple ][
GVP IV-24 cards
I Glasses
CyberShades 3D
Information Appliance SwyftCard for Apple //e

Stuff I'm Looking For

Altair 8800
Apple I
Atari Transputer Workstation
AT&T Unix PC
Commodore CD32
IBM PC or PC/XT
IBM Peanut
Sinclair Spectrum 48K
Thinking Machines CM-x :-)
Xerox Dandilion


I'll probably never update this again, but just in case - "this page is under construction." What isn't?

Ultima modificacion: Veinteiocho de Noviembre, dos mil cuatro (desde Armour Drive). Una hora menos en las islas Canarias.

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