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Historical Artefacts

November 20, 2010

In this morning’s assembly Mr Gillam showed us the 5 objects that have been selected to be uploaded to the BBC’s Historical Artefacts project. He also invited teachers to talk about any items of historical interest they may have at home. I brought in my original Nintendo GameBoy that I received for Christmas in 1989.

It would be fascinating to find out if your parents have any old computer equipment hidden away at home.

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  1. November 20, 2010 10:23 am

    This picture of a 1996 Apple laptop was sent to me via Twitter from a teacher in New Zealand.

    Apple PowerBook 1400 Series

  2. November 20, 2010 10:45 am

    Here is an old joystick from 1999 used to control games.

    @4goggas @chrisleach78 retro gaming equip.  on Twitpic

  3. November 21, 2010 1:58 pm

    This is the Atari 2600 Games Console. This machine was released way back in 1977.

    @chrisleach78 In reply to your request: Atari 2600  on Twitpic

  4. November 21, 2010 2:00 pm

    This game was also released in 1977 by MB Games.

    @chrisleach78 Logic 5 game, bit like old Mastermind game with... on Twitpic

  5. November 21, 2010 2:01 pm

    This is the Sony Aibo robotic dog which you could programme from your computer. Sony stopped producing it in 2006.

    @chrisleach78 and lastly, Aibo, who Sony stupidly axed.  on Twitpic

  6. November 21, 2010 2:03 pm

    This is the Commodore VIC-20 – a home PC first released in 1980

  7. November 21, 2010 2:05 pm

    This is a slideshow of images sent to me via Twitter that were taken at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

  8. November 22, 2010 5:22 pm

    The first ever computer we had at home was a Commodore 16.

    Commodore 16 002a

    Mr Leach

  9. November 22, 2010 6:05 pm

    After the Commodore 16 we moved onto the Atari ST 520

    Atari 520ST system

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