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I am sure there is an answer to this around somewhere, but I thought I would ask anyway....

 

We are all familiar with the infamous Intellivision keyboard component. Do we know how many of these are still in existence? 

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Good question! Hard to pin down a number. My rough guess is at least 15-20. Someday hopefully one will make its way to my grubby paws. Been dreaming of one for nearly 40 years now! :P

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I know of the immediate whereabouts of at least two. I think maybe 20-30. 🤔

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10 hours ago, cmart604 said:

I know of the immediate whereabouts of at least two. I think maybe 20-30. 🤔


We have 2 as well... so 4 between the both of us!

 

:)

 

 

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5 hours ago, intellivotion said:

according to that database I am not even an Intellivision collector

Haha! 

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19 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


We have 2 as well... so 4 between the both of us!

 

:)

 

 

Are those 2 are the ones @nurmix was looking into repairing?

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11 hours ago, cmart604 said:

I know of the immediate whereabouts of at least two. I think maybe 20-30. 🤔

I'm honored to say that I tested, touched, drooled on and bubble wrapped one of those 2 holy grails. I'll have to see if I can find that picture of the guard dog riding shotgun on it as it made it's way thru the Okanogan.

 

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This is where I whine a little...

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3 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


We have 2 as well... so 4 between the both of us!

 

:)

 

 

HEY. One of those is MINE

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Now to brag a little; there was a time when I had two of them in my possession (more than 10 years ago and long since sold off the spare).  Pics since it did happen 😁

Intellivision Computer Arrival 08-01-09 014.jpg

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I have the super rare A-Team edition keyboard component signed by Mr. T. 
 

If I’m going to dream then that’s my dream.  

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Keith Robinson rolled his eyes one time when I suggested that perhaps an add on board that is keyboard component compatible would be something that would be interesting to fans. 

 

Imagine a new replacement circuit board for the ECS case that could take a USB Keyboard, and emulate the tape drive with an SD card. 

 

Right now, the 8 bit guy is doing some C64 like 'advanced' retro computer.

 

It would be a cool project to get something that could run in hardware, all the Keyboard Component software and allow hobbyists to develop for the would be add on. 

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A KC component hardware emulator would be an interesting project.  I could understand Keith's perspective as it wouldn't be something that would make him money.  Homebrew developers wouldn't need emulated cassette storage; modern rom cartridges can store plenty.  Someone was developing hardware that adds a high resolution text overlay to intellivision.  Can't find that atariage topic right now.  [Edit:  found it here.  https://atariage.com/forums/topic/266459-birds-nest/ ]

 

A KC emulator in software would be nice too, Mame is getting closer. 

 

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If someone has a KC with working tape drive they should record video of the conversational french, jack lalanne, or spelling challenge cassettes.  Very little footage exists.

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12 minutes ago, mr_me said:

(...) Someone was developing hardware that adds a high resolution text overlay to intellivision.  Can't find that atariage topic right now.

(...)

 

did you mean this?

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/251084-opcode-games-announces-intellixpander-castlevania-goonies-reserve-now/#comments

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