Ancient computer with cassette player as drive
Posted on 2014-09-11
I'm trying to remember the first computer I had when I was very young. Couldn't remember the name or manufacture. I wonder if someone knows without disclosing the age :)
Somewhere back in mid to late 80s I had a 'computer' that was basically a thick keyboard. The cassette player was serving as a data input drive. Keyboard had a input DIN connector to plug in the player. I had to find cassettes with different programs. Mostly primitive games.
I had to always turn the volume all the way down. Otherwise it would produce that squealing noise from the program when cassette playing.
That same keyboard had some loose wires that I learned how to connect (solder) to the vacuum tube TV and later to the transistor semiconductor TVs. So I was able to get B/W picture and later color as well.
Up to this point I couldn't remember what was it. I do remember other parents buying it and asking me to connect to their televisions.
Anyone remember or recall anything like this?