Vintage Electronics Repair
|Visit the Hercules Workshop electronic BBS, use your favourite telnet client or terminal emulator and telnet to bbs.herculesworkshop.net
HERCULES WORKSHOP REPAIRS AND RECONDITIONS VINTAGE ELECTRONICS AND TECHNOLOGY. WE REPAIR VINTAGE ELECTRONIC GAMES AND VINTAGE COMPUTERS. WE STILL REPAIR CALCULATORS, ELECTRONIC TYPEWRITERS AND DOT MATRIX PRINTERS.
WE ALSO MAKE VINTAGE COMPUTER CABLES AND CUSTOM BUILT TO ORDER CABLES FOR VINTAGE COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS.
Originally founded as Hamilton Typewriter and Office Products in 1972 we've been working with manual, electric and electronic machines for over 40 years.
We professionally refurbish and recondition vintage calculators and typewriters.
Featured Vintage Electronic Game
Featured Vintage Electronic Game :
Head to Head Hockey (1980) (Coleco)
NAME : Head to Head Hockey
MANUFACTURER / RELEASE : Coleco 1980
DISPLAY / POWER : LED, 9 Volt
MODEL # : 2160
This electronic hockey game was part of a trio of two player electronic sports games released by Coleco between 1979 and 1980, the other two being basketball and soccer.
The three games are almost identical, including display layout, keyboards and game play. The main differences coming from the colours of the games themselves and the type of figures printed on the display, basketball players, hockey players or soccer players .. Read more...
Downloadable Resistor Colour Codes Chart
A nice downloadable and printable chart of the resistor colour codes for both 4-Band and 5-Band coded resistors. Includes new resistor value tolerances.
I created this chart in OpenOffice, mainly as an exercise for learning some of the features of the word processor but was happy with the result and decided to post it online. The file is in Open Document Text (.odt) format.
I think I had some trouble with the colour palettes so feel free to modify.
Download Resistor Colour Codes
(24KB) ODT File
Atari Video Computer System
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Recent News & Additions
- -- New Arrivals -- Friday October 8, 2021
We added two very nice reconditioned portable electronic typewriters for sale.
Reconditioned, cleaned and tested here in our shop.
Olympia XL 125 (Portable Electronic Typewriter) and a Smith Corona SD 650 (Portable Electronic Typewriter).
- --- New Arrival --- Thursday August 19, 2021
Reconditioned Olivetti Lettera 30 (Manual Typewriter)
This is a very nice, small, light weight, reconditioned portable manual typewriter. Perfect machine for writers on the go.
- --- New Arrival --- Saturday August 14, 2021
Universal Typewriter Ribbon
Universal Typewriter Ribbon, Black, Fabric. Fits most Electric and Manual Typewriters.
- --- New Arrival --- Tuesday July 27, 2021
Sears Video Arcade II AC Power Supply Adapter.
New with warranty. Excellent quality replacement for the original Sears part that is no longer available.
- --- New Arrival --- Thursday June 24, 2021
PS/2 KVM Console Switch for Vintage Computers.
Great product for any vintage computing enthusiast so they can control multiple systems from a single console. It will even allow you to share a single microphone and set of speakers. Should work with almost any operating system. Comes with AT keyboard and Serial mouse to PS/2 adapters.
- --- New Arrival --- Thursday June 17, 2021
Vintage Hand-Held (1979) Entex Electronic Soccer. (Original in Box)
Computer Controlled L.E.D Lights and Sounds indicate Ball Movement, Kick, Goal, Ball Intercepted, Digital Scoring and Automatic Timer.
- --- New Product Announcement --- Friday June 11, 2021
Commodore Serial Cable. Connects Commodore computers to Commodore drives. Compatible with all Commodore computers and drives using 6 PIN serial port. Made in Canada.
- --- New Arrival --- Tuesday May 26, 2021
Tandy - 12 Computerized Arcade Vintage Electronic Tabletop Game.
- Thursday May 20, 2021 - *** New Product Announcement ***
Video Monitor Port Saver for vintage Atari and Commodore 8-bit computers. Connect it to your computer monitor port and you can connect /disconnect your video cables as often as you like without touching or damaging your computers monitor port.
- Thursday April 29, 2021 - Hercules Workshop BBS
Visit our BBS,and play a game of Trade Wars or explore DOVE-Net, a message network connecting numerous BBSes. If you're using Windows you'll need your favourite telnet client like Tera Term or bbs terminal program like SyncTERM and telnet to bbs.herculesworkshop.net
- Monday April 26, 2021 - [Product Special]
FREE Audio Patch Cables with any purchase of our
(S-Video + 3.5 mm Phono or RCA Audio) Cables for 8-bit Atari and Commodore computers.
- Visit our eBay Store. Shop securely with eBay. We have many of the same products listed on eBay that we carry in our online store but the pricing tends to be a little higher because of the additional high fees we're charged by eBay.
- New Product Announcement - March 31, 2021
S-Video Adapter - S-Video to Composite Video (S-Video Male Plug to RCA Female Jack)
Connect your vintage IBM Compatible PC or Laptop that has an S-Video port to the Video Input on a modern TV (Yellow RCA Jack / Composite Video).
- New Arrival - March 27, 2021
Reconditioned Portable Electronic Typewriter (with RS232 Printer Interface),
Smith Corona Model: SD 300
- Friday March 12 2021, A very interesting new arrival.
A very nice Swintec 8016 Reconditioned Professional Electronic Typewriter. Features an LCD Display, RS232 Printer Interface to connect to a PC and non-volatile RAM to store your commonly used text and forms.
- New Arrival - February 05, 2021
Reconditioned Electronic Typewriter (with Parallel Printer Interface),
Olympia model: Electronic Compact 2
- New Arrival - January 27, 2021
Reconditioned Portable Manual Typewriter,
Smith-Corona (SCM) model: Clipper Seventy Deluxe
- New Arrival - January 22, 2021
Battery Eliminator / AC Adapter . Direct Replacement for Original Coleco # 2098
A must have for all vintage electronic gamers.
- Tuesday January 12 2021, added a very nice Reconditioned - Vintage (1978) Mattel Electronics Football 2. Pocket / Handheld Electronic Game. Ready to Ship Immediately.
- January 10, 2021 Product Update - Atari / Commodore AV Cables. Now with new updated coaxial shielding for high EMI and RFI noise rejection. Compatible with Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore C64 as well as the Atari 800, Atari XL and Atari XE 8-bit home computers.
- December 24 2020 - Back in Stock
S-Video video cables for your vintage 8-bit Home Computers. Atari S-Video Cable with audio and Commodore S-Video Cable with audio. Available in 6FT and 12FT lengths, with dual mono audio. Limited quantities available.
- December 18 2020 - New Product Update
Atari 520ST / 1040ST High Resolution Monochrome VGA Video Cable. Now with additional shielding and audio options. Great new price.
Fall 2021 Featured Products
VIDEO CABLE KITS FOR
VINTAGE ATARI AND COMMODORE HOME COMPUTER SYSTEMS
AVAILABLE FROM OUR Online Store OR BY Mail Order.
THESE CABLE KITS SUPPORT ALL THE VIDEO MODES OF YOUR 8-BIT ATARI AND COMMODORE COMPUTER. COMES WITH FREE REPLACEABLE / REMOVABLE COMPOSITE VIDEO PATCH CABLE.
GREAT FOR VINTAGE COMPUTER ENTHUSIASTS.
MADE IN NIAGARA FALLS
|REORDER NO. H0A5PY6
THIS IS A SPLIT AV CABLE WITH SEPARATE CHROMA, COMPOSITE AND LUMA VIDEO SIGNALS. COMES WITH REPLACEABLE / REMOVABLE COMPOSITE VIDEO PATCH CABLE. COMPATIBLE WITH 800 800XL 1200XL 65XE AND 130XE. (NTSC AND PAL).
|REORDER NO. H0C8PY6
THIS IS A SPLIT AV CABLE WITH SEPARATE CHROMA, COMPOSITE AND LUMA VIDEO SIGNALS. COMES WITH REPLACEABLE / REMOVABLE COMPOSITE VIDEO PATCH CABLE. COMPATIBLE WITH C64 / C128 (8 PIN VIDEO MODELS).(NTSC AND PAL)