A smart phone from 1984 – The STC Executel

From Techmoan. 1984’s smartest phone – The STC 3910 Executel. A desktop information device that looks straight out of Blade Runner. Futuristic in concept, yet very much a product of its time. Binary Dinosaurs pages on the STC Executel http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/STC/executelRoadtrip.php http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/STC/ UPDATE IT TURNS OUT MY PHONE *WAS* ONCE THE PROPERTY OF THE COMPANY I…

IN-9 Nixielyzer Prototype – Demonstration

From Techmoan. A look at 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 for my Nixielyzer and…

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 TC-50 on board Apollo 10 *orbited* the moon in May 1969. —————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…

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…and a real modern-day repair nightmare. 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…

VHD in the USA: Failure to Launch

From Techmoan. In 1982 the US nearly got a third video disc system – nearly. Links to related videos: VHD in the UK: https://youtu.be/fKLwAwIfZT4 VHD Japan Overview: https://youtu.be/fCWLaAwr3sM CED Overview: https://youtu.be/0LrPe0rwXOU Laserdisc: https://youtu.be/KOrn2hBsYKE CED Stereo Launch Video: https://youtu.be/O2v6Wy59t68 AHD Demo on Youtube: https://youtu.be/sxA9tHwMXjA The Thunder Storm game shown at 21:20 (also known as Cobra Command)…

‘Hologram Fan’ – animated images in ‘mid-air’

From Techmoan. An eye-catching display that looks like something out of Blade Runner. Affiliated ebay links below The seller I used is out of stock – the links below will lead you to alternative sellers of the same device. UK: https://ebay.to/2XnVIVk US: https://ebay.to/2UvZJFo DE: https://ebay.to/2VVM107 CA: https://ebay.to/2VgMQU6 NL: https://ebay.to/2PpAa84 AU: https://ebay.to/2ZyfqQa IE: https://ebay.to/2Iy93H1 Big Clive’s…

Rare DCCs and the mystery of the missing lyrics

From Techmoan. A look at some Digital Compact Cassette rarities and more information about those non-existent lyrics. DCC Museum – https://www.dccmuseum.com DCC Museum’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ralfie225 Older videos My 2014 DCC video https://youtu.be/CkGMJBqZawA Odditapes 2017 https://youtu.be/unj79pzEHNQ Audities 3 2018 https://youtu.be/brD1lq7kvy4 —————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…

Turntable SOS : ‘Repairing’ a Pioneer PL-88FS drawer-loading turntable

From Techmoan. The Pioneer PL-88FS (circa 1984) *was* supposed to be one of the better quality drawer loading record players. However that was 35 years ago and this turntable has had a hard life. —————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…