September 2012 Archives

Sun Sep 30 22:28:47 PDT 2012

Microwriter AgendA

Another device from long ago...the Microwriter Agenda. This was a pocket sized PDA employing a chorded keyboard for text entry. The ideas behind these keyboards are that multiple keys are pressed to produce single letters and that the keys to be pressed represent the shapes of the letters concerned (to some extent) to aid memory.

If you read the advertising pack link here for the Microwriter Agenda, you'll wish that you had one, and then you'll also wish that an updated version was available for the iPhone!

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Sat Sep 29 11:25:45 PDT 2012

Sinclair Micromatic Plans and Instructions

A few years ago...(well actually it was quite a few years ago!) the latest high technology device was a miniature radio, not unlike today's iPods and mp3 players, created by Clive Sinclair.

Eventually, I acquired one of these radios - from a friend at school. It came in kit form, and it was a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, I do not know what became of mine. I remember that it worked well, but the batteries were not easy to come by.

But, I recently came across the instructions and plans for the radio from the original kit. It is a wonderful document, with prices in shillings and pence, and I thought I would post it here.

Sinclair Micromatic - the World's Smallest Radio Assembly Instructions - price 1 shilling

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