Alright, so it isn't all 80's technology, but it's a crafty name. This site is dedicated to my growing collection of past, outdated electronic devices I have collected over the years. I have spent countless hours of time and money in buying and restoring my items so they are in proper working condition, and I pride myself on the successes I have made over the years.
Despite being a collector, I am not one who displays my electronics on shelves, never using or touching them besides dusting off accumulated dirt and debris. No, I use my collected items regularly in everyday life. For instance, I do not own a digital music player. Instead, I record all my MP3 music files to cassettes and bring a Walkman to work. Also, my DVD player feeds through my Sony Betamax VCR before reaching my television.
Displayed on this site is my full collection of electronics. Many work, some don't but are in the process of being repaired. (Please forgive me over the next few weeks. This is a brand new web site and it may take a few days for everything to be posted.) Please enjoy your stay, and enjoy your trip back in time.
Pioneer CLD-V2800 Laserdisc Player
There is a heartwarming story to go behind this certain Laserdisc player. This unit, in it's hey-day, was used for the Driver's Ed driving simulator for many years at Palatine High School. This unit has literally taught thousands of students driving skills over the past 15+ years.
Currently, I am a Sophomore at the high school. I was taking Driver's Education last semester and I noticed the laserdisc player in a back storage locker. I hadn't known at the time of what it had been used for, being that my class was the first to not use the simulators. After watching the unit for about two months, noting if it was ever used or moved, I asked the man in charge of all Audio/Visual in the school about it. He told me its past, and how it was destined for scrap, or wherever they take old electronics to be recycled. I was disgusted by the news and asked the man if it was alright for me to take the unit instead, telling him of my collection and cause. He agreed and let me have not only the laserdisc player, but all the Driver's Ed discs as well, thus preserving its past history.
Since then, I have been slowly expanding my collection of Laserdiscs from various sources. I now own 16 movies plus the Driver's Ed video discs. I have listed all the discs in detail at the bottom of the page.