Luckily I had some time last Saturday to visit the Retrobörse Wien 2012. A bunch of vintage enthusiasts and traders gathered at the Freihaus (part of TU-Wien) to chat and trade old computer games, computers and consoles. I really had to restrict myself not to buy some good condition N64 – but what would I do with it? I haven’t got no TV :D Entry money was 3 € which I think was okay, many people (like me) were just lurking and the cleaning lady has to be paid too.
Nevertheless I got some fine Pictures, down below some more on a really cool project aiming to get Atari into the 21st century:
The one I saw in close-up. If you want to know more visit their austrian user group at ti99blog.webs.com/
This is one classic mad in my very own country by the “Post” that held a monopoly on postal services in Austria up until the early 2000nds. Sorry folks, I didn’t catch your name. get more info on the Mupid here and here.
And now some Atari/cpu/fpga awesomeness:
This board is here to combine vintage goodness with a modern operating system and speed (~246 MHz atm). Doesn’t sound too much eh? Well these Atari’s have been stuck @ ~5 to 40 for almost 2 decades. Still there are enthusiasts out there and I had a lengthy talk with the two guys at the stand. One of them started his own button manufacturing – all designed with native Atari software check out his ebay shop.
The Firebee has some really nice hardware on it like a cyclone III fpga and some nice freescle processor. Visit their site here (WARNING, ONLY CLICK IF YOU HAVE ONE EVENING FREE ;D). It will bring out /all/ important pins – from scsi to the old buses, to interface your 1983 Casio Keyboard or the trusty synth. Remember Homers face, when he saw that super-sweet jelly venus?……