VCF-SE 11.0 — Exhibits

Hands-on demonstrations of historic computing are the heart of the Vintage Computer Festival series.   Also don’t forget to check out the Vendors coming ( they’re at the bottom of the page)

To register click here

Check back to see updates new exhibits as they are registered!

Registered exhibits:

TI-99/4A Nostalgic — Alan W. Rateliff, II — Tallahassee, FL

Step up into the past with classic TI-99/4A games; experience SuperSketch, one of the first home computer drawing tablets; challenge modern home-brew games on the F18A VDP replacement; marvel at the official TI-99/4A release of “Dragon’s Lair!”

Beige Beauties – Classic Macs — Josua Clark — Marietta, FL

Get hands on with some compact and classic Macintosh models from the late 80s and early 90s. Come chat about what it takes to maintain these devices and the modern solutions that make it easier, like BlueSCSI.

Sinclair Stuff  — Theodore Evans — Stone Mountain, GA

They’re small, they were cheap, but they still were cool!  This exhibit will showcase various Sinclair models and other related machines.  Come learn more about this machines that started in the UK

Experience the Texas Instruments TI-99/4a Home Computer — Mark Little  — Atlanta, GA

This display celebrates the 43rd year since the official introduction of the Texas Instruments 99/4a Home Computer (June 30, 1981 in Chicago), the home micro-computing market’s first machine with a 16-bit processor. This interactive display includes: a working TI 99/4a console (classic silver/black) with a working Speech Synthesizer; a working TI 99/4 console released in 1979, the predecessor of the 4a; a working TI Program Cassette Recorder; a working Peripheral Expansion Box (PEB) with 32k Memory Expansion and two half-height floppy drives; a pair of original TI remote controllers (joysticks); at least twenty command module (cartridge) games for anyone to play, including popular favorites such as Parsec, Munchman, and Buck Rogers (all in original boxes); various software on 5 1/4″ floppy disks; and manuals, books, and period advertising related to the TI 99/4a. In addition, visitors can “take a look under the hood” of both the TI-99/4a console and inside the mammoth PEB. Take-one hand-outs are also available outlining the timeline of the TI 99/4a’s history, from its inception all the way through to the price wars with Commodore in 1983 that forced Texas Instruments’ abrupt withdrawal from the home computer market in 1984. Lastly, this year’s exhibit again features a rare working Texas Instruments CC-40 Compact Computer, TI’s final home computer, which was manufactured for less than a year beginning in March of 1983.