I love my Tandy/RadioShack computers. Even though my first exposure to computers and programming was the Apple IIe in jr high, that was only for a semester long. Once I was in high school, it was four years of TRS-80s. Then the family computer we got toward the end of high school was a Tandy 1000SX, which was followed by a 2nd family computer, a Tandy 1000HX. The first computer I owned myself was a Tandy CoCo2 and then a CoCo3. I also had a Sabre computer in the 90s, which was a rebranded AST Advantage, which, in turn, was made on the same lines in the same factories as the Tandy Sensation. So I’m no stranger to the brand, and currently have a CoCo2 and two Tandy 1000SX’s in my collection.
I’m also an electronics hobbyist. I’ve been using a solder iron since I was 10 years old, so I’m also no stranger to building and troubleshooting things.
All this leads me to a project that I need to get on my radar. This replica TRS-80 Model 1 built using modern parts. Can’t wait to find some time to tackle this one 🙂