Hercules Workshop
(DIVISION OF 2251434 ONTARIO INC.)
SALES - PARTS - SERVICE -SUPPLIES

Vintage Electronics Repair

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 (DATA AND VIDEO) 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 Typewriter / Product Spotlight

Featured Vintage Typewriter :
Zephyr II (1963) (Smith Corona)

NAME : Zephyr II
MANUFACTURER / RELEASE : Smith Corona (1963)
DISPLAY / POWER : None, Manual Typewriter

The Smith Corona Zephyr II is a Combined Portable Typewriter and Carrying Case. Manufactured in England and patented with the US Patent Office in 1963. This machine is a redesigned version of an earlier Smith Corona portable model from the late 1930's, the Zephyr. .. Read more...





Featured Vintage Repair / Recondition Project

Featured Recondition / Repair Project :
Electronic Quarterback (1978) (Coleco)

NAME : Electronic Quarterback
MANUFACTURER / RELEASE : Coleco 1978
DISPLAY / POWER : LED, 9 Volt
MODEL # : 2020

We thought it might be fun to share a vintage recondition project with other enthusiasts who might enjoy following along as we repair and work on this hugely popular vintage handheld electronic game from 1978.

This game needs a lot of repair work but most of the issues are very common. The 9V snap battery connector is worn / damaged, there's no sound, power switch is shorty and the keypad has poor bounce back and can become unresponsive. .. Read more...





Featured Vintage Software

Featured Vintage Software :
Robot Tank (1983) (Activision)

ROBOT TANK,
VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE (AZ-028)

Programming Language : 6507 ASSEMBLER
Released On (Media): Cartridge (4KB)

Released by Activision, INC. in 1983 for the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) and Sears Tele-Games Video Arcade.

Robot Tank at it's core is reminiscent of Battlezone, the fun vector graphics based arcade classic released by Atari in 1980. However I think Activision really jazzed up that arcade classic with full colour graphics and some great other features like changing weather conditions in addition to day light and night time. .. 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 - Complete Program Index (A-Z)



Atari Video Computer System
Complete Program Index (A-Z)





  
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Recent News & Additions

  • --- New Arrival --- Tuesday October 26, 2021
    Reconditioned Smith-Corona Zephyr II (Portable Manual Typewriter)
    Smith Corona Model: Zephyr II
    Made in England, a very nice little (Smith Corona) SCM portable manual typewriter with hard-top cover for travelling. Comes with shop warranty.
  • ** Now Available ** - Wed. Oct. 20 2021
    New Atari SX212 Modem (Original in Box)
    Works with Atari ST, Atari XE, IBM PC Compatible or any RS232 equipped computer or terminal. Fully Hayes compatible, 1200 baud external modem with built-in speaker.
  • -- New Arrival -- Friday October 8, 2021
    Reconditioned Olympia XL 125 (Portable Electronic Typewriter)
    Olympia Model: XL 125
    Made in Japan. Very nice and easy to use portable electronic typewriter. New ribbon and correction lift-off tape (installed). Comes with shop warranty.
  • -- New Arrival -- Friday October 8, 2021
    Reconditioned Smith Corona SD 650 (Portable Electronic Typewriter).
    Smith Corona Model: SD650
    Made in Singapore. 7 KB RAM, spell check and LCD display. New ribbon and correction lift-off tape (installed). Comes with shop warranty.
  • --- New Arrival --- Thursday August 19, 2021
    Reconditioned Olivetti Lettera 30 (Manual Typewriter)
    Olivetti Model: Lettera 30
    This is a very nice, small, light weight, reconditioned portable manual typewriter. New ribbon (installed). Comes with shop warranty.
  • --- 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.
  • 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
    Made in USA. Spell check. RS-232 serial interface. Memory (non-volatile ram) and lcd display. New ribbon and lift-off tape (installed). With shop warranty.



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    Fall 2021 Featured Products - Electronic Football

    PLAY ELECTRONIC FOOTBALL ON
    RECONDITIONED VINTAGE HANDHELD ELECTRONIC GAMES

    AVAILABLE FROM OUR Online Store OR BY Mail Order.
    KEYPAD SWITCH CONTACTS HAVE BEEN RECONDITIONED, NEW SLIDE / TOGGLE FUNCTION SWITCHES AND NEW BATTERY TERMINAL LEADS. GUARANTEED 100% FUNCTIONAL. COMES WITH FREE AC ADAPTER.

    GREAT FOR VINTAGE GAME ENTHUSIASTS.


    MADE ANYWHERE
    REPAIRED IN ONTARIO

    Reconditioned - Vintage Coleco Electronic Quarterback with AC Adapter

    COLECO ELECTRONIC QUARTERBACK (1978, LED, 9V BATTERY, MODEL# 2120). VINTAGE COLECO ELECTRONIC HANDHELD GAME. KEYPAD SWITCH CONTACTS HAVE BEEN RECONDITIONED AND NEW BATTERY TERMINAL LEADS. GUARANTEED 100% FUNCTIONAL. COMES WITH REPRODUCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND NEW AC ADAPTER.
    read more...

    $95.00

    Reconditioned - Vintage Mattel Football Game with AC Adapter

    MATTEL ELECTRONICS FOOTBALL (1977, LED, 9 VOLT, MODEL# 2024). VINTAGE MATTEL ELECTRONIC HANDHELD GAME. KEYPAD SWITCH CONTACTS HAVE BEEN RECONDITIONED, NEW SLIDE FUNCTION SWITCHES AND NEW BATTERY TERMINAL LEADS. GUARANTEED 100% FUNCTIONAL. COMES WITH REPRODUCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND NEW AC ADAPTER.
    read more...

    $95.00

    Reconditioned - Vintage Mattel Football 2 Game with AC Adapter

    MATTEL ELECTRONICS FOOTBALL 2 (1978, LED, 9 VOLT, MODEL# 1050). VINTAGE MATTEL ELECTRONIC HANDHELD GAME. KEYPAD SWITCH CONTACTS HAVE BEEN RECONDITIONED, NEW SLIDE FUNCTION SWITCHES AND NEW BATTERY TERMINAL LEADS. GUARANTEED 100% FUNCTIONAL. COMES WITH REPRODUCTION ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND NEW AC ADAPTER.
    read more...

    $95.00