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This is Tandy Tech, or Tandy Wiki, or TRS-80 Tech, or something. I haven't figured out the cool name yet.
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==Intro / Mission==
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This is Tandy Tech, or Tandy Wiki, or TRS-80 Tech, or something. I haven't figured out the cool name yet...
  
It's just a resource for documenting and disseminating info about TRS-80 and Tandy computers and related peripherals and subjects, in a wiki fashion.
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...a place for documenting, disseminating, and collaborating to improve over time, info about TRS-80 and Tandy computers and related peripherals and subjects, '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki in a wiki fashion]'''. You are encouraged to help fill it in and fix anything that's wrong or crappy!
  
There are several web sites and forums and mail lists, but there are no real wikis. People struggle to learn things, and then that knowledge is largely lost again, because web site authors lose interest or lose the battle with time, and the info goes out of date or goes lost entirely. Sometimes you can find old info in archives of mail lists, but then when what you find is incomplete or partially incorrect or obsolete, you can't go back and correct it. There is a LOT of info already out there, but it's all frustratingly incomplete, old, and static. You can't fix up the things that you find and learn better.
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[[Mission]]
  
So, wiki.
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==Computers==
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[[Model I]]<br>
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[[Model III]]<br>
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[[Model 4]]<br>
  
For instance, this crappy front page itself will be improved over time. And if I don't do it, YOU can!
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[[Model 100]]<br>
Like cut all this uninteresting verbiage out, create a new page named something like [[Mission]], dump it in there, and just leave a little link to it here.
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[[Model 102]]<br>
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[[Model 200]]<br>
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[[Model 600]]<br>
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[[WP-2]]<br>
  
The initial intended scope of this wiki is pretty much any computer from Radio Shack. Life and reality does not have many clean lines however, so of course I expect non-Radio Shack info to appear as well. Many Radio Shack products were also manufactured or sold or rebranded or cloned or chared a common ancestry with many non Radio Shack products. The Model 1 was a minimalist circuit wrapped around a Z80. Well lots of other machines were also minimalist circuits wrapped around a Z80. A thorough article explaining how to clean and calibrate a Commodor or Atari floppy drive, is 99 44/100ths applicable to a TRS-80 drive. Not to mention the many 3rd party products that were not made by Radio Shack, but which were made to work specifically with Radio Shack machines.
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[[Model II]]<br>
 
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[[Model 16]]<br>
For starters I'm just going to dump wiki versions of some various notes and recipes that I had been keeping in Google Drive and Google Photos, and even Facebook posts. And just start building a plain disorganized list of them here as an index. Over time, the organization can be improved, same as the content itself. Hell at first the content will just be links to the the Google Drive folders!
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[[Model 6000]]<br>
 
 
This info is wildly incomplete. It is intended to be filled in over time rather than be compiled and presented as a finished product. Those are called books and they take years to write and you hopefully get paid for it. I threw this Digital Ocean droplet up and dropped Centos 7 and MediaWiki 1.28 on it and registered a couple domain names all in a few hours one night, and had to pay for the hosting and the domain. It is a place where anyone can place anything Tandy related, but does NOT claim to be a place that already has everything Tandy related. It will just have the handful of a few small things I personally have figured out and wish to document at first. What happens after that I don't really care that much. It's still better that Google Drive folders even if all it ever contains is my own few contributions.
 
 
 
 
 
Computers:<br>
 
[[Model_1]]<br>
 
[[Model_III]]<br>
 
[[Model_4]]<br>
 
 
 
[[Model_100/102]]<br>
 
[[Model_200]]<br>
 
[[Model_600]]<br>
 
 
 
[[Model_II]]<br>
 
[[Model_16]]<br>
 
[[Model_6000]]<br>
 
  
 
[[Color Computer]]<br>
 
[[Color Computer]]<br>
 
[[Pocket]]<br>
 
[[Pocket]]<br>
  
Peripherals:<br>
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==Accessories==
 
This is a disorganized list. Some items like a DMP-100 are generic and could be used with any computer. Some others like a PDD-2 are not generic, and are really only used with a Model 100, 102, or 200, or their non-RS equivalents (Kyocera, NEC, etc). I have no idea how best to organize these things into classes and yet still have a complete list in one place, so for now, it's just a list pretty much at random.<br>
 
This is a disorganized list. Some items like a DMP-100 are generic and could be used with any computer. Some others like a PDD-2 are not generic, and are really only used with a Model 100, 102, or 200, or their non-RS equivalents (Kyocera, NEC, etc). I have no idea how best to organize these things into classes and yet still have a complete list in one place, so for now, it's just a list pretty much at random.<br>
 
[[DMP-100]]<br>
 
[[DMP-100]]<br>
 
[[CGP-115]]<br>
 
[[CGP-115]]<br>
[[PDD-2]]<br>
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[[TPDD|Tandy Portable Disk Drive]]<br>
 
[[X-PAD]]<br>
 
[[X-PAD]]<br>
[[Disk/Video_Interface]]<br>
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[[Disk/Video Interface]]<br>
 
[[Expansion Interface]]<br>
 
[[Expansion Interface]]<br>
  
3rd party:<br>
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==3rd Party (old)==
[[M1SE]]<br>
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[[LNW System Expansion II]]<br>
[[M1RE]]<br>
 
[[LNW_System_Expansion_II]]<br>
 
 
[[LN-Doubler5/8]]<br>
 
[[LN-Doubler5/8]]<br>
 
[[BASF-6108]]<br>
 
[[BASF-6108]]<br>
[[PGDesigns_224K]]<br>
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[[PG_Designs]]<br>
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[[EME Systems]]<br>
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[http://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php/J%26M/Owl-Ware J&M floppy controller]<br>
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[[Chipmunk]]<br>
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[[A&J MicroDrive System-100]]<br>
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==3rd Party (new)==
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[[MISE]]<br>
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[[MIRE]]<br>
 
[[REX]]<br>
 
[[REX]]<br>
[[JLS-96K]]<br>
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[[QUAD]]<br>
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[https://github.com/bkw777/TANDY_600_RAM TANDY_600_RAM]<br>
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[[MiniMPI]]<br>
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[[CoCoSDC]]<br>
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[[EpromPAK]]<br>
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[[MiniFLASH]]<br>
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[[FigTronix]]<br>
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[[Teeprom]]<br>
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[[Meeprom]]<br>
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[[FlexROM_100]]<br>
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[[FlexROM_102]]<br>
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[[Arduino_TPDD]]<br>
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[[Molex78802_Module]]<br>
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[[FLASH_23C1000]]<br>
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[[27C256_28C256]]<br>
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[[Model_T_Serial_Cable]]<br>
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==Other Resources==
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http://www.club100.org<br>
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http://www.bitchin100.com<br>
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http://www.web8201.net<br>
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https://github.com/LivingM100SIG/Living_M100SIG<br>
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bys6eLbSbYyhSkhUZ1h2Y0hLRk0<br>
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https://archive.org/details/trs80manuals<br>
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http://www.classiccmp.org<br>
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http://www.trs-80.com<br>
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http://oldcomputers.net<br>
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http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com<br>
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http://www.tim-mann.org/trs80.html<br>
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/Model.T.Computers/<br>
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/46230500509/<br>
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/2209645526/<br>
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/<br>

Latest revision as of 06:16, 11 September 2022

Intro / Mission

This is Tandy Tech, or Tandy Wiki, or TRS-80 Tech, or something. I haven't figured out the cool name yet...

...a place for documenting, disseminating, and collaborating to improve over time, info about TRS-80 and Tandy computers and related peripherals and subjects, in a wiki fashion. You are encouraged to help fill it in and fix anything that's wrong or crappy!

Mission

Computers

Model I
Model III
Model 4

Model 100
Model 102
Model 200
Model 600
WP-2

Model II
Model 16
Model 6000

Color Computer
Pocket

Accessories

This is a disorganized list. Some items like a DMP-100 are generic and could be used with any computer. Some others like a PDD-2 are not generic, and are really only used with a Model 100, 102, or 200, or their non-RS equivalents (Kyocera, NEC, etc). I have no idea how best to organize these things into classes and yet still have a complete list in one place, so for now, it's just a list pretty much at random.
DMP-100
CGP-115
Tandy Portable Disk Drive
X-PAD
Disk/Video Interface
Expansion Interface

3rd Party (old)

LNW System Expansion II
LN-Doubler5/8
BASF-6108
PG_Designs
EME Systems
J&M floppy controller
Chipmunk
A&J MicroDrive System-100

3rd Party (new)

MISE
MIRE
REX
QUAD
TANDY_600_RAM
MiniMPI
CoCoSDC
EpromPAK
MiniFLASH
FigTronix
Teeprom
Meeprom
FlexROM_100
FlexROM_102
Arduino_TPDD
Molex78802_Module
FLASH_23C1000
27C256_28C256
Model_T_Serial_Cable

Other Resources

http://www.club100.org
http://www.bitchin100.com
http://www.web8201.net
https://github.com/LivingM100SIG/Living_M100SIG
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bys6eLbSbYyhSkhUZ1h2Y0hLRk0
https://archive.org/details/trs80manuals
http://www.classiccmp.org
http://www.trs-80.com
http://oldcomputers.net
http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com
http://www.tim-mann.org/trs80.html
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Model.T.Computers/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/46230500509/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2209645526/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/