I'm totally content knowing that my blog and YouTube videos are providing enjoyment to others, but perhaps you would like to send a gift my way.
The following page lists the items I am specifically looking for. Many of these items will specifically help in the creation of content for my YouTube channel and/or this blog.
Any computer that a kid growing up between 1980-2000 (or so) might have used at home or in school is fair game. Let's say that this starts from the 8-bit home computer era, and ends with the PowerPC Macs (so G5 or earlier) and the PCs that were out when I graduated from college (so anything before 2003).
I am more interested in computers that were targeted to home and education end users; however, I will consider gifts of computers that were targeted to business users if the computer might have conceivably been handed down to employees once their business usefulness was over (example: my mom's boss gave her one of the IBM Portable Personal Computers after they replaced them).
The following computers are ones that I am most interested in obtaining because they are the ones I used while growing up or very soon after graduating college:
- Apple II+ (especially if it has a green monitor with it)
- Apple IIe
- Apple Macintosh SE FDHD
- Apple Macintosh Performa 5200-series
- Apple PowerBook G4 15" 1.67 GHz
- Apple PowerMac 7300
- Apple PowerMac G3 Beige Tower
- Apple PowerMac G4 Digital Audio 733MHz
- Apple PowerMac G4 Digital Audio Dual Processor
- Apple PowerMac G4 MDD FW800 1.42GHz DP
- Apple PowerMac G5 Dual Core 2.3GHz
- HP Desktop with a Pentium 75MHz
- IBM Portable Personal Computer
- IBM PCjr
- Packard Bell Tower with a Pentium 90MHz
I would like to have a complete set of hardware for the Yamaha CX5M Music Computer in order to properly document the system. The following items are the parts of the CX5M system that I am most interested in obtaining:
- Yamaha CM5MII or CX5MII/128
- preferably the US or Canadian market version
- the Japanese market version would be OK, as I have a step-down transformer
- Yamaha C1 Music Computer
- The following accessories for the Yamaha Music Computer line:
- Yamaha UCN-01 (Yamaha “Unit Connector”)
- Yamaha YRM-105 (DX9 Voicing Program)
- Yamaha YRM-303 (MIDI Macro & Monitor)
- Yamaha YRM-304 (DX7 Voicing Program II)
- Yamaha YRM-305 (DX21 Voicing Program)
- Yamaha YRM-306 (DX7 II-D/FD Voicing Program)
- Yamaha YRM-502 (FM Voicing Program II)
- Yamaha YRM-504 (FM Music Macro II)
- Yamaha YRM-506 (FB-01 Voicing Program)
Other Ways You Can Help
My public Amazon wish list can be found here. It contains items that would help me with researching vintage computers and producing YouTube content.