Mid ’70s tape-deck natural selection and a Japanese time-machine dead-end

From Techmoan. I’ve imported a cassette deck that has an uncommon feature. Showing this oddity creates an opportunity to talk about the accelerated evolution of cassette deck design in the mid 1970s. Attributions & Links: The First Stereo Cassette Recorder (VWestlife Youtube) https://youtu.be/V6kfdtqrNvc HiFi Brochures & Pictures: https://www.hifiengine.com https://www.hifi-archiv.info https://www.cassettedeck.org Pioneer Company History: https://global.pioneer/en/info/history/chronology/ Green…

2020 LED Kits – Polonium Cube & Nixiecron M4 Clock

From Techmoan. Assembly & Demo of two new LED kits. *AFFILIATED LINKS BELOW* Ebay store: https://ebay.to/30LDUIO New 4-Digit Clock https://ebay.to/37vWpCc Original 6-Digit Clock https://ebay.to/3e6cZLg Polonium Cube & clock kits available from the Official Website (German): https://www.led-genial.de (Any downloads and updates are also available from here). CHAPTERS 00:00 Intro 01:48 Cube assembly 11:30 Cube demo 15:23…

Vectrex Buzz-Off Kit Installation

From Techmoan. Thirty six years after seeing (and hearing) my first Vectrex – I’m finally doing something about its infamous buzz. The majority of the video shows how I got on with installing the Buzz-off kit, but towards the end of the video there’s also a brief demo of a new Vectrex light pen. LINKS…

Living the dream with a self-playing SEGA Grand Piano

From Techmoan. I’ve always wanted a self-playing Grand Piano. I just had to compromise on the grand. LINKS: EBAY LINK (AFFILIATED) https://ebay.to/3cRRk8Z Will Smiley’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2MsAqF_blkJ6KdumK_LRg Anders Enger Jensen’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HariboOSX Q) Isn’t this called a ‘Player Piano’? A) I was initially going to call them that, but I had a vague feeling…

Polish Sound Postcards (Pocztówka Dźwiękowa)

From Techmoan. I’m laying my cards on the table…the turntable. You might have encountered the occasional novelty recording on laminated card – perhaps given away as a promotional tool, inserted in a magazine or on the back of a cereal box. However did you know that in 1960s & 70s Poland, the Sound Postcard was…

Demo of the Roland MT-90U MIDI Music Player

From Techmoan. Now all but discontinued – the MT-90U is Roland’s last all-in-one General MIDI playing ‘Music Tutor’. It’s also the only model in the range to feature a USB port rather than a floppy disk drive. —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ———– THANKS TO ———— Anders Enger Jensen https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaxeE5ujxnGIPHWHOyZ2Tkg ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported…

Prison Tech

From Techmoan. Looking through some prison tech – literally. Prison Radios on ebay https://ebay.to/2wcvY6s (Affiliated Link) Prison TV’s on ebay https://ebay.to/3bL6sEl (Affiliated Link) Articles and resources used, referenced and related to this video https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/the-ipod-of-prison https://www.electronicbeats.net/the-feed/prisons-are-keeping-cassette-tapes-alive-in-the-us/ https://www.prisonlandscapes.com https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/loud-and-clear/ https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/the-last-cassette-tape-factory https://money.cnn.com/2015/07/23/technology/jpay-prison-tablet/ https://www.riaa.com/u-s-sales-database/ https://www.statista.com/statistics/267095/global-market-share-of-lcd-tv-manufacturers/ INFO: This is a history video. It’s about *old* tech. It’s old tech from…

New UV Blacklighter Overlays for the Vectrex

From Techmoan. A look at the Blacklighter ultraviolet screen overlays for the Vectrex games console. LINKS BELOW…. UV overlays: https://www.blacklighter.co.uk You can see other overlays being demonstrated on the Blacklighter YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYpdV6nHISnKNVZZNayZBdA UV frame: http://www.clockworkrobot.com/shop/#UVFrame UK AFFILIATED AMAZON Links for other things you might need 12v power supply https://amzn.to/2JeBxnB Dimmer switch https://amzn.to/2UySBKt Right-angled cable…