Free vintage computers

Well, models of them, at least.

Papercraft ModelsRocky Bergen
Construct the computer from your childhood or build an entire computer museum at home with these paper models, free to download and share.

Yes, there’s the Apple Macintosh, the BBC microcomputer and some Nintendo and Sega systems, but my faves are definitely the Commodore 64, complete with printer and paper, and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum with a TV and cassette recorder from the 1982 Dixons catalogue, no less. (via Boing Boing)

It’s been more years than I care to remember, but I can still hear and feel those keyboards—the clack of the Commodore’s and the squidge of those silly little Spectrum keys.

And for more retro goodness, how about two minutes of beeps and chimes from other old machines.

Windows All Startup Sounds on Piano – Bored Piano

Author: Terry Madeley

Works with student data and enjoys reading about art and design, data, education and technology.

6 thoughts on “Free vintage computers”

      1. Yes it did. We were just starting to get the 286’s in our offices when I was in the Marine Corps in 1987 and was getting out. We had been using word processors with the big 8” floppy disks. Just a step above the electric typewriter. 😊

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