Radio Shack Product Description (RSC-7)
The term “personal computer” now takes on a new meaning! here is a system that’s so compact you can take it anywhere, yet it’s as powerful as as many full-size microcomputers! It’s ideal for engineers, students, businessmen … anyone with problems to solve on-the-go.
What Extended BASIC Means to You
This exceptionally powerdul programming language has 42 different statements, with 34 built-in functions. It permits two-dimension arrays for both numeric and character data. It can process character strings of variable length to a maximum size of 80 characters.
Its Speed Will Suprise You
The Model PC-2 has a microprocessor that’s as fast as many desktop computers.
A recessed port on the back of the PC-2 accepts plug-in memory modules for up to 16K of RAM, ROM or ROM/RAM combination. Radio Shack will also introduce an RS-232C interface and software to allow the PC-2 to function as a terminal.
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) can be programmed to produce any submol within a matrix of seven dots high by 156 dots long. A built-in quartz clock is accessible from BASIC or the keyboard and provides month, day, hour, minute, and second. The 65-key keyboard features a typewriter-like layout and 10-key numeric pad. 18 programmable key functions and 18 user-definable label keys allow incredible flexibility. There’s even a programmable beeper.
4K RAM Module more than triples the amount of memory in your PC-2. Just plug it into the back. Individual memory modules are non-expandable. 4K Module (26-3615) = $69.96; 8K Module (26-3616) = $139.95.
PC-2 Printer/Cassette Interface
The perfect companion for your Pocket Computer Model PC-2. Get four-color graphics and alphanumeric printouts and control two cassette recorders The PC-2 Printer/Plotter adds twenty-five commands and statements to Pocket Computer BASIC, including special statements that make plotting easy. Print 256 x 4096 graphics with easily replaceable ball point pens in green, red, blue, and black.
Dual-casette control allows reading, updating and writing of data under program control, without the need to change tape cassettes. Makes automatic data logging and program overlays easy.
The PC-2 Printer/Interface is ready to use when you slide in your Pocket Computer Model PC-2. There’s a built-in 60-pin I/O connector for use while your PC-2 is connected. Uses inexpensive 2-1/4″ cash-register type paper, and includes a U.L. listed AC adapter/charger that also powers the PC-2.
600 bytes of fixed data memory
190 bytes reserve memory.
10 pre-programmed command keys.
Manual playback of lines longer than 26 characters.
Graphics fully-addressable 7×156 dot matrix LCD graphics permits generation of special characters.
Strings dimensionable to 80 characters in 2-dimension arrays.
Battery Life: Approx. 75 hours with “AA” Alkaline batteries.
Height and width of characters depend upon the number of characters per line.
Nine different column widths (from 4 to 36 characters per line) with automatic wraparound.
AC Adapter/Charger, included, also powers computer.
Loans, annuities, bond prices, compound interest, yield, depreciation, days and dates, and more.
Explore unknown planets. Destroy enemy aliens before they destroy you. (4K RAM module required)
Advanced math functions, polynomial math, calculus, 3-D vectors, complex numbers, triangles
Gaussian reductions, matrix inversion and multiplication, simultaneous linear equations.
Planar cartesian, planar polar, 3-D cartesion and cylindrical polar printing.
Sound Off, Hangman, Battleship, Football, Moonlander, Blackjack, Twister, Tic-Tac-Toe, Scratchpad
Budget management, electronic checkbook, interest and annuities, metric/English converter, and more.
Holds Printer (with PC-2 installed) and AC adapter/charger. Keeps pens, paper, etc. organized
One each: red, blue, green.
Cash register-type paper for PC-2 plotter/printer. 2-1/4″ wide. 6 Rolls.
Now your PC-2 Pocket Computer can use most RS-232 devices with our new RS-232C Interface! It’s programmable from 50 to 2400 baud, and plugs directly into the PC-2 or Printer/Plotter/Interface. New commands added to the PC-2 BASIC make program control easy, and a built-in communications program lets you access services like Dow Jones News/Retrieval and CompusServe (requires modem and cable). Includes built-in rechargeable batteries and U.L. listed adapter/charger. 2 x 3-38 x 4-1/2″
Just plug this memory module into the recessed port on the back of your PC-2 for 4K of additional RAM. Individual modules are not expandable.
Just plug this memory module into the recessed port on the back of your PC-2 for 8K of additional RAM. Individual modules are not expandable.
This easy-to-read tutorial manual covers commands and programming tips for the PC-2 and the Plotter/Printer/Interface.
- Emmanuel Beaurepaire’s PC-2 page