theinonen wrote:In those pictures is actually one of the latest and advanced Spectrum clones.
Yes, I see. Nice boards!
theinonen wrote:Sadly it is not sold as ready made board anymore, but you can buy empty mainboard with mounting instructions and build one yourself.
Yeap! Quoting from Tarjan's site:
Pentagon 48/128/256/512/1024/SL/Turbo wrote:In 2006, Zhabin stopped to manufacture ready made v1.4 boards, and in 2007 also stopped finished v2.2 ones. Now only can ordered empty mainboards for 800 rubles. The board is made in Zelenograd factory, with today's standard. The developer is attaching a CD-ROM along with the board, which contains mounting and installation instructions as well some games and utilies. Latest version is v2.3. At the moment, this is the ace of aces among Spectrum clones.
SL abbreviation comes later with KAY.
Looks very interesting!
Here is interesting website if you are interested about Spectrum clones. http://tarjan.uw.hu/zxclones_en.htm
That board in the pictures is Pentagon 1024SL, and you can read about it there too. If you look in the gallery section you can see pictures of Pentagons built into a very familiar looking computer case....
Very nice gallery. I also like a lot the Didaktik Kompakt... and by the way, everyone with childs at home perhaps would find very interesting their whole site! Lots of sciences-kits! Take a look: Didaktik
...when I was a kid used to have many related things like the good and old 12 Volts green Mini-Tool
(now are silver painted, but everything remains the same), a very complete Lionel system plenty of trains, signals and wagons... and of course, a couple electronic training kits with pluggable modules, one module for each component... you know... a little cube with pins for a transistor, another for a resistor, another for caps... and something like a protoboard with a bunch of pluggable metal segments to interconnect! ...oh!, and the U-Control airplane with the Cox .049 Baby Bee!
...yeap, very funny toys for any kid! It's not a surprise the kind of gadgets-oriented adult I'm now... hehehe!
Ahhh, well... the nice thing with kids is to be able to play again with the latest version from all the above!
(If I only would saved some of those kits for now!)EDIT:
...well, after some quick search via Synaptic, I've installed SpectEmu
on my Ubuntu box, and I was able to play Bruce Lee
on a couple minutes! ...well, maybe more!
...what amazing sensation when loaded the *.tap file on the virtual speccy as if I were on my 14's again!
...very easy, just: 'aoss xspect -tap BRUCELEE.TAP', then ' LOAD ""' ', 'INTRO, 'CTRL+o', and you're done!
(Better than nothing while you get the "real thingy"!)