The TV Games Computer, An Exciting Introduction to Microprocessors
By Paul Holmes
Canterbury: Elektor Publishers Ltd, 1981.
ISBN 0-905705-08-4



The TV Games Computer, An Exciting Introduction to Microprocessors book takes the reader through the steps of creating a Signetics 2650 CPU computer from component parts. This book is of interest to people who use (or collect) the videogame console called the Interton VC 4000 (picture) or other consoles in the the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System family. There are several other game consoles (Emerson Arcadia 2001 and clones, for instance) that use 2650 CPU, and this book may be applicable to them too (to a lesser extent).

Occasionally this book may be available from Amazon.co.uk. Unfortunately it is listed under the wrong title (Television Games Computer Book) and the author's name is misspelled (P. Hulmes)! Here is a direct link to purchase the book on Amazon:

Amazon.co.uk/TV Games Computer.

Since I've only seen the book up for sale once (and I purchased it), I have scanned the book into pdf format and bookmarked all of the chapters, tables and figures to make the 248-page book easier to read. TV Games Computer is available for download here, but you should have a fast Internet connection, as this is a 10MB download. The book can be downloaded here:

Holmes, P. The TV Games Computer, An Exciting Introduction to Microprocessors.
Canterbury: Elektor Publishers Ltd, 1981.


Enjoy the book!