Automated Chess – Losing to a Ghost

From Techmoan. Square Off – the app-connected computer chess board that moves its own pieces. Manufacturers Website https://squareoffnow.com Affiliated Amazon Links US: https://amzn.to/2NXASKW Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Nbim26 Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/32BlgRg WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOARD? A few people queried why I didn’t show the inside workings. It honestly just didn’t cross my mind. I imagine everyone here…

The Return of the Nixie – New ZIN18 Tubes & Clock from Millclock

From Techmoan. Against the odds Nixie tubes are being manufactured again. In this video I look at the new ZIN18 tubes and clock from Millclock. Millclock Products on ebay (Affiliated links – see below for details) UK: https://ebay.to/2lEgwtV US: https://ebay.to/2kfKm81 DE: https://ebay.to/2jZZPc2 CA: https://ebay.to/2lDIhTn AU: https://ebay.to/2lYL89R NL: https://ebay.to/2lwos0y Millclock Website : https://millclock.com The clock shown…

Music Albums on Game Cartridges (C64 & Megadrive)

From Techmoan. Looking at a couple of music releases on Computer/Game Cartridges DUB CRT – https://datadoor.net/dubcrt/ Technoptimistic – https://remute.bandcamp.com/album/technoptimistic You can listen to the DUB CRT tracks (and watch the videos) here: https://datadoor.bandcamp.com/album/dubcrt/ —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– (New items added) https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to…

It’s not a cassette – so what is it?

From Techmoan. When is a cassette not a cassette? —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————(NEW ITEMS ADDED) https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Thanks to all the Patreons for their generosity. The Patreon credit scroll only appears on the full length videos. *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy –…

Nixie Tube Spectrum Analyzer – The IN-9 Nixielyzer

From Techmoan. A look at a prototype of the new IN-9 Nixie tube spectrum analyzer from Mr Nixie. Available as a kit or pre-assembled via Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nt-smd-rgb/audio-spectrum-analyzer-with-in-9-tubes-called-nixielyzer – Other Mr Nixie products are available here: http://www.nixiekits.eu Note: I am not affiliated with Mr Nixie or this Kickstarter campaign. I am not on commission. I paid…

Triple-Tape Take-Two (Repair & Demo)

From Techmoan. Deja-vu time with the return of the triple deck boombox. Retrogrooves Vol 3 available from http://eox.no/ and http://www.the8bitguy.com/product-category/music/ ————–SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy – https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM

Sony’s proto-Walkman that went to the moon*

From Techmoan. July 1969 Man landed on the moon. July 1979 Sony released the Walkman. Sony’s TC-50 from 1968 connects these events. *A Sony TC-50 onboard Apollo 10 *orbited* the moon in May 1969. If you want to know what music the Apollo astronauts played on their Sony TC-50’s – here’s an article https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/12/mickey-kapp-apollo-11-astro-mixtapes —————SUBSCRIBE——————…

The unique 1960s Hi-Fi systems that became time capsules

From Techmoan. The Schaub Lorenz 5001 Music Centres were ahead of their time, expensive and a failure. Fifty years on, surviving examples often hold a unique piece of the past. (CLICK – “SHOW MORE”)… Invaluable resources: http://www.ilove-schaub-lorenz-music-centers.com/ https://www.hifi-archiv.info https://www.americanradiohistory.com Thanks to: Edward Norton (not that one) – I believe he was the first person to…

The Three Cassette ‘Boombox’

From Techmoan. The trouble with triples. It might look photoshopped – but it’s real. REPAIR & DEMO HERE: https://youtu.be/RjfExPMyX0c Bluetooth ‘Cassetee Adapedr’ available from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IV7rF6 (affiliated link) Comedy Outro Clip available on its own here: https://youtu.be/sFditOmt92A —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel is supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to…

Compact tech-filled Technics Turntables – old vs older

From Techmoan. The first and the last of Technics’ 1980s compact track-selector linear-tracking turntables. Side by side and head to head. Retro Grooves Vol 3 Vinyl available from USA: http://www.the8bitguy.com/product-category/music/ EUR: http://eox.no/product/vinyl/ Affiliated links below Linear Technics Turntables on ebay US https://ebay.to/2HdGnBt UK https://ebay.to/2HdGNYz DE https://ebay.to/304jJmm Behringer USB powered phono pre-amp on Amazon] UK: https://amzn.to/2HGDvgH…

Parts or Repair? – Philips AL990 Shortwave Radio

From Techmoan. If something is broken there’s little to lose but much to gain by attempting a repair – even when I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. INFO: • I don’t want to plug this into power – so it’s fine that this part doesn’t work. • I don’t need to use the…

Music Meters, Displays & Analysers – More VUs

From Techmoan. If you like to see your music – here are some more options. Affiliated links to items shown in this video: Analog VU Meters in enclosure UK https://ebay.to/2Xkg1mI US https://ebay.to/2JIFPWC CA https://ebay.to/2YScuww DE https://ebay.to/2Xcgck0 NL https://ebay.to/2YSdjFC Muzio LED Music Tower UK https://ebay.to/2JTu7Zf US https://ebay.to/2MpveC2 DE https://ebay.to/2ENy2CI CA https://ebay.to/2JTJhOq AU https://ebay.to/2QHe41f NL https://ebay.to/2IeIkwR AK2515…

Cassette BGM Systems – how to squeeze 4 hrs of music onto one tape

From Techmoan. A single cassette tape might not be your first choice for playing hours of background music – but it was possible. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ——Outro Sound Effect—— ThatSFXGuy…