Control device: Calculator

Manufacturer: Casio

Model: Personal mini CM-607

Year: 1974


Controlled device: Handheld game

Manufacturer: Starlon

Model: Shuttle voyage MG8

Year: 1983


Hard-wired year: 2004

Serial number: HWD-T-01

Collection: Tron

Dimensions: 45x45x6 cm

Cable lenght: 47 cm

Power: 1.5v AA battery x2


AC: Mode

>: Forward

+: Up

-: Down


In May 1974 Casio brought to the calculators market the Personal Mini CM-607 which introduced a departure from the normal as the display was offset to the left with the keyboard to the right (“landscape” styled, rather than “portrait”). It also had a shift key (arrow) to recall overflow (allows display of the next six digits of the result). The use of this special arrow key is interesting: The idea was to save the cost of a more expensive display but retain precision. Now, This arrow key is hard-wired to a handheld forward button which moves the shuttle to the moon.

Calculatron © Roger Ibars 2004