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Offline radiomarty

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C5 at the Gadget show live
« on: 10, April, 2010 - 23:11:06 »
Went to the Gadget show live @ NEC and found a rather nice C5 in the 'Hall of fame area' lot's of attention from the passing crowds :



Yes I am trying to stuff it in my carrier bag !!!




Matt trying out a new laptop with a favorite site


Matt talking all things C5 with fellow owner / presenter Jason Bradbury.

Well worth a visit if you like your tech

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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #1 on: 10, April, 2010 - 23:15:57 »
..was that Jason's own C5 or have they since acquired another one ?

Good to see the c5alive website on the screen  8)

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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #2 on: 10, April, 2010 - 23:24:13 »
Belonged to the 'Centre for computing history' me thinks which had computers and games from the 70's up to the 90's - Retro Andy would have been in heaven !!! Ps they supplied the computers for 'micro men'
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/big/5184/The-Sinclair-C5-Excerpts-for-Electric-Dreams-Documentary/

They must have more than one because the one in the link is different to the one they had at the show.
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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #3 on: 11, April, 2010 - 10:18:03 »
Retro Andy would have been in heaven !!!

...he would still be there mate  ;D

Looks like a really good show .

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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #4 on: 12, April, 2010 - 16:40:53 »
You got that right, a must visit for next year, looks a great day out  :)

Retro Andy

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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #5 on: 12, April, 2010 - 17:54:40 »
Hi All,
It was indeed our C5 at the event. We (The Centre for Computing History) put on the Gadget Hall of Fame at the event with all sorts of retro gadgets going back to the 50's!! We have two C5's - the one you saw at the show and a later one with a white boot, indicators, mudflaps, wing mirrors and all the trimmings! Yes, the one at the show was the one used on Micro Men. The one at the OU event you have a picture of we got rid of because it was a bit manky!

We loved the event - we were mobbed with visitors. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you come along next year, please do come and see us and say hello :-)

Cheers Guys
Jason @ www.computinghistory.org.uk

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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #6 on: 13, April, 2010 - 13:39:51 »
Hi Jason thanks for the info - ps your stand was one of the best at the show - we spent a long time on it - it's really great that you have all the working displays.
Best Regards Radiomarty

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Re: C5 at the Gadget show live
« Reply #7 on: 15, April, 2010 - 00:00:27 »
Well thank you very much :-) It's comments like yours that makes all the hard work worth while. And believe me, it was hard work!!! Yep, we have lots of working computers and retro gadgets. Come and visit the next time you organise a meet in Cambridge!! :-)