About us

TalOrg is the home of a freelance developer, working on various software and hardware projects. We also do computer preservation work by collecting old and new computers, just about anything from 8-bit home computers to 64-bit servers.

You can follow me on Twitter, YouTube and my blog.

Software and hardware projects

We work on various software projects (C++, Qt, QML, PHP, etc), mostly for the more obscure mobile platforms (SailfishOS and BlackBerry 10) and also on embedded platforms like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone , Arduino (AVR) and TI Laucnhpads (MSP430).

Tutorials

Various tutorials on various subjects. Some have been written previously on the authors blog.

Computer collection

Raspberry Pi 3 closeup

Our current collection is relatively small, only about 130 computers and related devices, from various 8-bit Commodores to Macs, SGI workstations and Sun servers, Playstations and smartphones.

Warehouse resources where a bit limited for a while so the collection didn't grow very fast as there where no place to put them anymore. Luckily that changed in the autumn of 2014 when we moved to a larger house with a dedicated room with plenty of storage space, hopefully the collection will start to grow again.

Stay tuned for a more detaild pages about the collection, for now you can look at the list below:

Apple

  • Apple IIe

Motorolla 68k based

  • Macintosh Plus
  • Macintosh Performa 400 (aka LC II)
  • Macintosh Performa 475
  • Macintosh Portable
  • Macintosh IIci
  • Macintosh IIcx
  • Macintosh IIcx (no display card on this one, or memory, or hd)
  • Macintosh Quadra 700
  • Macintosh Classic
  • Macintosh SE, dual 800kb
  • Macintosh SE, dual 800kb
  • Macintosh SE, dual 800kb
  • Macintosh SE FDHD
  • Macintosh SE FDHD

PowerPC based

  • Power Macintosh 7100/66 (NuBus PowerPC)
  • Power Macintosh 7200/75
  • Power Macintosh 7300/200
  • Power Macintosh 7600/400 G3
  • iBook G4 12" 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4
  • PowerPC G4 SMP
  • Mac Mini G4

Intel

  • Mac Mini Core2Duo
  • Pro 2003

Asus

  • Eee PC 901

Commodore

  • Commodore 16
  • Commodore VIC-20
  • Commodore 64 (old)
  • Commodore 64 (new)
  • Commodore 128D
  • Commodore Amiga 2000
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512kb memory
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512kb memory
  • Commodore Amiga 500 + 512kb memory

HP

  • HP 9000/700 Model 712/80
  • HP 9000/700 Model 712/80
  • HP 9000/700 Model 710 (32Mb and some small disk)
  • HP 9000/800 K-Class K100
  • HP 9000 E45
  • HP 9000 D-Class
  • HP 9000/300 Model 310 and HP-IB connected MFM+Floppy (Unfortunately prom/bios says "Bad Hardware" for my only HD )

Digital/Compaq/Alphas

 

MIPS Based

  • DECstation 3100
  • DECstation 5000/133

VAX Based

  • VAXStation 2000 (No disk)
  • VAXStation 2000 (No disk)
  • VAXStation 2000 + MFM HD
  • VAXStation 3100/m38
  • VAXStation 4000 VLC
  • TK50 Tape drive
  • RZ55 SCSI disk (Large and heavy, about 300Mb )

Alpha based

  • Digital AlphaStation 200 4/100
  • Digital AlphaStation 500/266 (EV5, 266Mhz, 128mb)
  • Aspen Alpine Alpha (EV4, 275Mhz, 128mb)
  • Another Alpha (PC164, EV56, 600Mhz, 512mb)
  • Aspen (Durango?) Alpha (PC164, EV56, 500Mhz, 256mb)

IBM

  • IBM PC
  • IBM XT
  • IBM XT
  • IBM XT-286
  • IBM RT
  • IBM RS/6000 Model 355
  • IBM RS/6000 43P Model 140
  • IBM ThinkPad 380E
  • IBM ThinkPad

Acer

  • Acer Extensa 501T

Nokia

  • Nokia 770 + 2G RS-MMC
  • Nokia 770 + 1G RS-MMC
  • Nokia N810
  • Nokia N900
  • Nokia N900

Sinclair

  • Sinclair Spectrum 48 (original)
  • Sinclair Spectrum 48 (in a 128 case)
  • Sinclair Spectrum 128
  • Sinclair PC 200

Sun Microsystems

Motorolla 68k

  • Sun 2/120
  • Sun 3/60
  • Sun 3/60

Sparc

  • Sun SPARCStation IPC
  • Sun SPARCStation 1+
  • Sun SPARCclassic
  • Sun SparcStation ELC (motherboard only, running headless)
  • Sun SparcStation 5
  • Sun SparcStation 10

UltraSparc

  • Sun UltraAX
  • Sun Ultra 10 (motherboard-only, works)
  • Sun Netra AX1105-500 500Mhz Ultra-IIe
  • Sun Ultra 1
  • Sun Ultra 5
  • Sun Ultra 10
  • Sun Ultra 10 Creator 3D
  • Sun Ultra Enterprise 450
  • Sun Blade 150
  • Sun SunFire V440
  • Sun SunFire V240

Silicon Graphics

  • SGI Indy R4xxx + IndyCam (IP22)
  • SGI Indy R4xxx (IP22)
  • SGI Indigo2 R4400 250Mhz with GU1-Extreme graphics, 128Mb (IP22)
  • SGI O2 R5000 180Mhz, 128Mb (IP32)
  • SGI Origin 200, R10000 1x180Mhz, 128Mb (IP27)

Various ARM base SBCs

  • Raspberry Pi Model B
  • Raspberry Pi Model A
  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • BeagleBone
  • BeagleBone Black
  • PINE A64+
  • PINE A64+2G
  • Orange Pi One H3 Quad-Core
  • NanoPi NEO
  • NanoPi NEO Air
  • Orange Pi Zero (RAM 512MB)

Other

  • Basic 2000 (aka: Lambda 8300, Power 3000, etc)
  • Kaypro 2 (CP/M)
  • Dragon 32 (no power, untested)

Your basic x86 PCs

  • Amstrad PC (808?)
  • Philips PC (808?, similiar to the Kaypro 2 but x86, integrated printer)
  • Plus a bunch of various basic PCs

Various x86 laptops

  • Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo-D, Celeron - 1.2Ghz, 256mb
  • Toshiba Satellite, Mobile Celeron - 650Mhz, 192mb
  • Compaq, Pentium-II - 350Mhz
  • Fujitsu 5033 (also know as Mitac 5033), AMD K6 333Mhz, 64Mb
  • Laptop Unisys 486SL-50Mhz, 8Bb
  • Laptop 486SL-25Mhz, 4Mb
  • Laptop 286, 1Mb, 20Mb

Phones

  • Nokia 7250i
  • Nokia N73
  • Nokia N900
  • Nokia N900
  • Nokia N950
  • Nokia N9 Magenta
  • Nokia N9 Black
  • Nokia Lumia 800 Black
  • Nokia Lumia 800 Cyan
  • Nokia Lumia 825 Developer Edition
  • Nokia Asha 302
  • Nokia Asha 303
  • Nokia Asha 311
  • BlackBerry DevAlpha B
  • BlackBerry DevAlpha C
  • BlackBerry Z10LE

Consoles

Sega

  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Megadrive
  • Sega Megadrive II

Nintendo

  • Super Nintendo (SNES)
  • Gameboy classic
  • Gameboy Advanced
  • Nintendo ES (NES)
  • Nintendo DS (NDS)

Sony

  • Playstation 1 (Original model)
  • Playstation 1 (Original model)
  • Playstation 1 (Compact model)
  • Playstation 2
  • Playstation 2
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation 4

Microsoft

  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360

Other hardware

  • a couple really old TV-game systems (pong, tennis, etc)
  • 3Com 2600 terminalserver
  • Lucent Pipeline ISDN router
  • HP 700/?? terminals