07/22/10: color computer 3 by zerocool, | Category: General | 5 comments - (Comments are closed)

color computer 3

did tandy make a logo on the color computer 3
that says 512k ?

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5 comments to color computer 3

  • jmetal88

    I don’t know, but I’d love to have one! :)

    Hmm, I wonder what it would take to get new case badges made up that look like the original, but say 512k?

  • RetroRick1974

    Quote from jmetal88:
    >Hmm, I wonder what it would take to get new case badges made up that look like the original, but say 512k?

    The only thing you’d need to make from scratch would be the “5″. You can take the “12″ from “128K” for the rest of the number, and include the “K” from “128K” after it.

    The numbers appear to be done through some obsolete process businesses don’t use anymore. I’ve forgotten what exactly the material is that makes the numbers, but I’m sure the material is quite affordable nowadays. This link might take us in the right direction:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge

    - Retro Rick.

  • briza

    Hi Guys.

    By what I recall Tandy only ever made 128k badges for the coco 3. But i do know that 3rd party companies made up 512k badges.

    laters

    Briza

  • Kodiak

    Cool — I didn’t know if the author had perhaps taken it down. Thanks!

  • Spectrum Projects sold a 512K Badge but the printing rubbed off rather easily and they got a lot of complaints (I just read this actually in one of the old Rainbow’s).