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One Man Band
February 25th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Hi guys...

As promised, I have taken pics of this one box of weird stuff. Some of them are obvious as to what they are, but what do they do? How do you use them?

All of these things (including the Cardboard 5 from the Cardboard 3 thread) will be for sale, but I need to figure out what they are first. I apologize for all the links, but I don't have a handy way to scale them for embedding here right now.

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/BI80Cart.JPG : Batteries Included 80 Col cart for C64

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/BytekEPM2.JPG : An EEPROM burner board that takes a few sizes of PROMs

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/CanonSerial_IF30.JPG : What is this thing used for?

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/CardKeys.JPG : Numeric keypad peripheral...not sure why there's two of them

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/Dongles.JPG : NO idea what these are (dongles is a guess). The 3 little grey things say (top to bottom): PaperClip 64, SpellPack, TheConsultant. That Suncom thing has a 9 pin passthrough, a thumb stick (I guess?) and another button next to it.

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/ExceleratorPlus_Front.JPG
http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/ExceleratorPlus_Back.JPG : Some kind of thin disk drive. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it ultra fast or something?

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/KoalaPads.JPG : Graphics tablets with a stylus...not sure why there's two of them

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/MightyMo.JPG : This looks complete...not sure what this is used for (I haven't looked through the manual yet)

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/MiniPrinter.JPG : Cute little receipt-type printer

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/Modems.JPG : Various modems

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/PowerStick.JPG : Looks like a micro-switch joystick

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/SuperGraphix.JPG : Some kind of printer interface?

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/VicCarts.JPG : Various VIC-20 carts

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/VicModemRS232.JPG : The VIC modem and VIC RS232 box

http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/MiscStuff.JPG : What are THESE??

Clockwise from 12 o'clock:
CodeBuster - (c)1985 by Marcel LeBlanc and Ron Smith...has a push-type button on top...a freezer cart maybe?

Over Voltage Senser(tm) - Has an 8 pin DIN for Power In, and a 7 pin DIN (no center pin) for Power Out...has an LED each for AC and DC...with a fuse socket.

Story Machine - HesWare...oh...Says Spinnaker Software in the corner. Looks like a VIC20 cart.

The Final Cartridge III - Tasc BV...has a push switch each for Freeze and Reset...has a TINY microswitch on about an 18" twin wire

Currah Speech 64 - Has a 5 pin DIN on about a 5" wire...speech synthesizer I guess.

C64 IEEE - No idea what this is for. Has Copyright 1982 MSD Inc on it

Mystery Black Box - I have absolutely NO idea what this is. Has a 5 pin DIN out on a LONG cable. There's an unlabeled toggle switch next to it where it comes out of the box. Over on the other side there is an RCA female jack. Also comes with an RCA male<->male cable of about 24". Has a sticker on it: P/N 321453-01, Made in Taiwan, Republic of China

Access Mach 5 Cartridge - What does this do? Is it like the Epyx FastLoad? I haven't found a manual for it (yet). There's many, many boxes still to go through.


Thanks for looking and any clues you can shed.

Terry Yager
February 25th, 2009, 09:18 PM
CodeBuster - help for cracking protected disks?
Mach 5 - disk speeder-upper, like FastLoad, only different
Mystery Black Box - appears to be the rf mod for a VIC 20
C64 IEEE - IEEE-488 (aka HPIB, aka GPIB) interface
Over Voltage - self-explanatory
Speech thinggy - speech synth

The Mighty Mo thingamajig is a modem.

PaperClip does require a dongle, not sure bout the others, but prob'ly the same.

--T

wiskow
February 28th, 2009, 09:30 PM
http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/BI80Cart.JPG : Batteries Included 80 Col cart for C64

This allows you to display 80 column text on the C64, which normally only displays 40 columns.


http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/Dongles.JPG : NO idea what these are (dongles is a guess). The 3 little grey things say (top to bottom): PaperClip 64, SpellPack, TheConsultant. That Suncom thing has a 9 pin passthrough, a thumb stick (I guess?) and another button next to it.

The Suncom device is a mini-joystick that is designed to attach to a C128, but will work on a C64, too. It's handy for programs like GEOS, and has a pass-thru port that will allow you to attach a regular joystick for games without disconnecting it.


http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/ExceleratorPlus_Front.JPG
http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/ExceleratorPlus_Back.JPG : Some kind of thin disk drive. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it ultra fast or something?

No, it's not ultra-fast. It's a 1541 clone disk drive. It's nice because it has an external power supply (do you have it?) which makes it much more compact than a 1541. This is also known as an FSD-2 drive.


http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/MightyMo.JPG : This looks complete...not sure what this is used for (I haven't looked through the manual yet)

This is a 300 baud modem (and not a very good one).


http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/PowerStick.JPG : Looks like a micro-switch joystick

What it looks like is what it is. ;)


http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/SuperGraphix.JPG : Some kind of printer interface?

This is used to connect a standard Centronics parallel printer to a C64 or 128.


http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/VicModemRS232.JPG : The VIC modem and VIC RS232 box

The VIC-1011A is a very good RS-232 interface. I'd be interested in buying this if you're selling it. The VICmodem is a 300 baud modem (model 1600).

Micom 2000
February 28th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Wow!! Commies delight. The e-prommer interests me unless it's only for Commodres.

Lawrence

Jorg
February 28th, 2009, 11:25 PM
http://www.onemanband.com/eBay/C64/CanonSerial_IF30.JPG : What is this thing used for?

I think that is an adapter to use your electronic typewriter (probably daisy wheel?) as a printer.

Ole Juul
February 28th, 2009, 11:49 PM
I was wondering how you guys got to see these pictures. I've tried 3 different browsers and they all report the images as having errors. Is this some special type of jpg?

NeXT
March 1st, 2009, 08:29 AM
Oh wow. A Super Expander cartridge AND a proper RS-232 module. :D
I would be interested in buying your VIC-20 cartridges and that VICmodem

patscc
March 1st, 2009, 09:37 AM
Ole Juul said...I was wondering how you guys got to see these pictures
I'm having a problem getting to it as well, it seems to bog down at around 1.8 MByte. Perhaps someone that has a copy of the pic could stick it up on photobucket, or something like that ?
patscc

patscc
March 1st, 2009, 10:10 AM
Okay, I got it, and I put it into photobucket. Here it is.
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr2/patscc/CanonSerial_IF30.jpg
patscc

One Man Band
March 1st, 2009, 10:13 AM
Sorry group...they all appear fine for me so I didn't think they'd cause so many problems. I don't have a handy way (right now) to scale them down. :(

Ole Juul
March 1st, 2009, 01:19 PM
Sorry group...they all appear fine for me so I didn't think they'd cause so many problems. I don't have a handy way (right now) to scale them down. :(
Actually, size is probably not a problem for most people. It's the errors that are the stumbling block. They're not regular jpegs although the extension is .JPG. If they look fine to you, perhaps it's a proprietary format. Anyway, this is a bit off topic - I was just curious. :)

wiskow
March 6th, 2009, 09:47 PM
The e-prommer interests me unless it's only for Commodres.

It's only for Commodores.