etroComputers.Online attended this years Peterborough STEM Festival. We were invited to display a small selection of our computers.
Wow – I wasn’t expecting this to happen! Thanks to a wonderful user on Twitter who donated £40 for the cost of the domain name renewal, this site is saved! This is also made me realise people out there do appreciate this site. So I am going to make much more effort to add content […]
Here is a video of the Genesis tune Firth of Fifth played on the Roland Sound Canvas SC-155 device. The Roland Sound Canvas SC-155 is part of a lineup of General MIDI based PCM sound modules and PC sound cards primarily intended for computer music usage, created by Japanese manufacturer Roland Corporation.
UPDATED 28 February 2019: New eBay link added The sticker on my Dragon 32 was a little worse for wear. Luckily, there is a seller on eBay who is selling reproduction labels. The first task was to remove the old label. This was surprisingly tricky as some of the glue was very solid and stubborn […]
For many years, I have been wanting one of these devices – the Covox Speech Thing (Wikipedia). This is a device that connects to a PCs parallel port and gives the PC a 8bit voice. Unfortunately, I have never found one for sale for a decent price, so I though about making my own. Following […]
On Saturday 1st July 2017, I helped with The Centre for Computing History‘s display at the Doddington Carnival and Sports Day. We took a Acorn A4 laptop, BBC Micro Model B+ 64k, Pokemon Mini, Commodore 64, Nintendo 64 and a ZX Spectrum. Unfortunately, the ZX Spectrum died 10 minuites after we setup for the event! […]
I just found this envelope whilst having a clean up! Who remembers getting Anti-Virus updates in the POST!!! To find out more about Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit, take a look at this Wikipedia page : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Solomon%27s_Antivirus
The ‘BLAZE Tab Plus‘ is the natural successor to the original ‘BLAZE Tab’. It retains all the original functionality while featuring improved hardware and at the same price. Releasing in time for Christmas at just £99.99 the console will bring responsive gaming controls to your favourite android and retro games. The console is a quad […]
I decided to re-visit a Viewdata system on my Amstrad CPC this evening. Take a look at this post for some photos of what I found.
One of Douglas Adams’ computers, a Apple Macintosh SE/30, has been discovered by a Cambridgeshire based computer collector.