Drawings & Development | Sinclair Spectrum Computers

ZX80, ZX81, Spectrum Projects by Rick Dickinson...

Here's a selection of some of the industrial design Rick Dickinson did at Sinclair, showing development drawings and models. It's a fantastic insight into how the computers were designed and developed.

Also a collection of Sinclair manual cover design and vintage advertisements.

See more here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9574086@N02/collections/72157608812198325/ and Rick Dickinson's current company that he formed in 1986 http://www.theproductdesigners.com 

Robots, Robots, Robots

Robots in adverts, Robots in film, Robots on album covers, Robot toys - you get the picture, it's all about the Robots - see more in my 'Robots, Robots, Robots' Gallery on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/galleries/72157623949303367/

In another style, the brilliant lego set 'Robots Indoor' which are small robots, droids, mechs and other creatures - http://www.flickr.com/photos/24005582@N05/sets/72157607608428410/

It's not just the retro robots, am enjoying the fresh feel of the 'Robot Academy' illustrations by http://www.evantsaidesign.com and on Flickr here: Robot Academy - http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacher_evan/sets/72157616831284324/ and more here: Robot Academy 2 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/teacher_evan/sets/72157622394507793/

Assorted source:

Gundam: http://www.flickr.com/photos/weesen/sets/72157619513261869/

Robbie The Robot, The "Lost In Space" Robot And The Bionic Man Walk Up To A Bar... http://www.flickr.com/photos/55396233@N00/3704325755/in/set-72157603702021021/

Vintage Video Game Ads, Mags & Catalogues

Enjoy this little collection of vintage video game adverts, magazine and catalogue covers I've found from the 70's and 80's. View full gallery here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/galleries/72157624042647516/

More vintage ads - http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2009/01/14/20-awesome-vintage-video-game-ads/

Vintage computer mag covers - www.vintagecomputer.net/magazines.cfm

Atari Game Manuals - http://www.flickr.com/photos/joekral/sets/72157594432670289/

Atari Cartridges - http://www.flickr.com/photos/oflittleinterest/sets/72157623301444181/

The Original Tron

It looked wicked then and it looks wicked now, end of. "Crom: I mean, sending me down here to play games! Who does he calculate he is?" Full Flickr gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/galleries/72157623920892251/

See the complete set of 66 Tron trading cards, released by Disney in 1981 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/9333777@N03/sets/72157614906734489/

Alsorts here in the Flickr Tron Group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/tron/pool/

Incase you forgot the amazing Lightbike scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ODe9mqoDE