The UK's first vintage computer festival was held at Bletchley park over the weekend. It's an excellent venue and there were a huge number of people there. A spectacular array of vintage computer hardware was on display in addition to the contents of the National Museum of Computing and there was an excellent market for retro parts and spares, I picked up a couple of bits for my Spectrum and some manuals for the BBC Master.
We'll set Clive on you!: A terrifying warning if ever I saw one.
Sinclair Pocket Television: The famous Sinclair pocket TV, still works here but digital TV is coming in the next year.
ULA From Scratch: The entire contents of the Spectrum ULA, on breadboard.
Acorn BBCs: More Acorn BBC Micros than you can shake a stick at.
6502: The "brains" of an Acorn ATOM.
Sinclair Corner: Sinclair ZXcentral
C64 Hero: Commodore 64 Guitar Hero anyone?
Floppy Discs for Sale: Old media at old prices, just under £1500 per GB.
Domesday Machine: There was a whole classic BBC Domesday system set up and running, proving this technology still works.
Amstrad: The Amstrad corner had a few familiar bits of hardware.
Helmet Monitor: An incredible CRT monitor, a perfect match for the ZX80 aesthetic.
ZXTwitter: There was some sort of proxy device running web content on the whole row.
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