Broderbund Toy Shop circa 1986 IBM PC XT
So this little gem was in one of the bins I had not yet gone through after moving here last summer. I remember building many of these printable projects off of my XT when I was a kid :)
This jet dragster actually worked really well.
Now.. hopefully you can read the caption above, because this thing was awesome. Once you created it all you had to do was spin it and look through the slit and you would see a mini-movie. As the caption states, this invention was called the “wheel of the devil” in the 1800s by the English - further evidence that white men in power have never been able to handle new things they didn’t create or approve of themselves.
The balancing jet actually sat on my nightstand for more than a year ;-)
The best for last..
I made this Carousel and gave it to my little sister as a gift on her brthday. It was a difficult one to build, but it worked. I also enhanced it by buying a musical birthday card and taking the music mechanism out. I added a little slider to it so you could turn the music on and off and crank the carousel. ;-)
I am hoping to build a retro PC soon, as well as an Apple IIe. If I can fire this baby up, I may be able to make something for one of my nieces or nephews.
In all, I cleared 5 bins of memories in one day.. not too shabby. I kept all of the good stuff!
I will continue to occasionally post about all of my retro PC, Atari, Commodore, and Apple gear.
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