Old farts playing with their toys

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed Mar 3 22:45:46 CET 2010


D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:34:51 +0000
> MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
>> But I was still able to play Nim and Duck Shoot (after keying it in)!
> 
> Did you ever play Star Trek with sound effects?  I was never able to
> get it to work but supposedly if you put an AM radio tuned to a
> specific frequency near the side with the I/O card it would generate
> static that was supposed to be the sound of explosions.
> 
> Of course, the explosions were happening in a vaccum so maybe the
> silence was accurate.  :-)
> 
A computer with sound? Heresy! :-)

There was some hardware that could be added to provide some sort of
video output, IIRC.

<checks wikipedia>

Aha, here it is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK14

and also here:

http://www.nvg.ntnu.no/sinclair/computers/mk14/mk14_photos.htm

The top-left picture looks like it has all its chips, so is the
fully-expanded version.

Oh, I forgot about the red reset button!



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