Microchip vending machines in Akihabara

By xperroni

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11-01-2015, 10:08

A week ago I went to Akihabara, and wandering around the Electric Town area came across these vending machines. They are called gashapon and usually sell anime/manga related items, but these ones dispense microchips! As you can see from the pictures each machine collects a different part, ranging from several audio & video processor series to Z80 processors.

Of course I couldn't resist giving it a try, so now I am the proud owner of a spare NEC D780C-1! I'm looking for some simple project where I could use it, any suggestions?






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By Grauw

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11-01-2015, 11:58

Hey xperroni,

Your pictures don’t work, it says 403 forbidden when I try to go to the URLs manually.

Here’s a picture in another thread though http://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/general-discussion/z80-ven...

There are gacha vending machines in the Netherlands too btw :).

By xperroni

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11-01-2015, 12:32

Sorry, apparently the virtual drive I used to store the pictures doesn't like deep linking. See if these work for you: