Vintage Computer Festival This Weekend @ Purdue

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I’m totally pumped about this weekends’ Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 3.0 at Purdue University. It’s only $5 to get in and free for kids under 17. Some registered exhibits that sound cool include:

  • Geek Museum Collection: “Sampling of the Geek Museum’s mobile collection focusing on a wide range of general consumer electronics computing history will be displayed with demos. Great for kids!”

  • Commodore Plus/4: “The Commodore Plus/4 was a home computer released by Commodore International in 1984. Commodore billed the Plus/4 as the first home computer designed especially for productivity applications. The Plus/4 included a ROM based integrated software package containing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphing applications.”

I’m something of a collector of old hardware myself, especially game consoles and home computers. My current collections includes, off the top of my head:

  • Magnavox Odyssey
  • Commodore 64 + 1541 Floppy Drive
  • Atari 7800
  • NES x2
  • Amiga 600
  • SuperNES
  • TurboGrafx-16
  • Sega Genesis + 32X + Sega CD
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sony Playstation
  • Gameboy Color
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Microsoft XBox
  • Nintendo Wii

And I’m sure I’m forgetting some stuff (I think I have a 128k Mac, but I honestly am not sure). That’s just the hardware; I have hundreds of games crossing all of those systems. I need to dig through that stuff sometime and catalog it.

  • Sync Computers
    02/06/2008 01:11:13 AM

    Some vintage computers i used to own:

    TRS 80 Commodore 64 Amiga 600 Amiga 2000

    Gosh those were the days…

  • Pinoy Money Talk
    02/25/2008 02:08:05 AM

    Mine was a Pentium 3. But i gorgot its speed. But it was a pentium 3.

  • best buys on electronics
    02/25/2008 02:10:41 AM

    I have a family computer which i bought 15 years ago. LOL! I just love those good ol days

  • Justin
    03/24/2008 10:23:05 PM

    Men those are some classic computers… I remember most of them too especially commodore