Oddest mismatch in hardware for a given purpose...
derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Wed Jun 10 23:39:03 CDT 2009
Eric Smith wrote:
> Josh Dersch wrote:
>> I have in my grubby little hands an Elektronika MK-85 calculator,
>> which externally is a spot-on clone of the Casio FX-700P BASIC
>> programmable calculator. Functionally, it's identical as well, with
>> a few enhancements (pixel-addressable graphics, a Cyrillic
>> character-set, etc)
> Pixel-addressable characters. I wouldn't really call it "graphics"
> since there are gaps between the character cells.
Well, that's just being pedantic :). I can plot a point at any
arbitrary x,y coordinate. It's just that there are gaps here and there
along the X axis :).
>> Internally though, they're 100% different -- the processor in the
>> MK-85 is a Russian PDP-11 knockoff.
> There is also the MK-90, with a larger graphics display and removable
> RAM cartridges. Purportedly came with a RAM cartridge containing a
> Tetris game, but there are no known surviving copies of the game.
Yeah, the MK-90 looks really neat. love to find one one of those someday...
As far as Tetris (and other games)... looks like there's at least one
known copy out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48pmWw4TG1o (See at
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