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Undumped Wiki [English] => Undumped Wiki => Topic started by: Sterophonick on 23 July 2019, 16:37

Title: VTech Thomas the Tank Engine Learn & Explore Laptop
Post by: Sterophonick on 23 July 2019, 16:37
A rather short one...

So as a kid I had this little toy laptop called the Thomas the Tank Engine Learn & Explore laptop by VTech. I would like it preserved and emulated in MESS.

It looks like this.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515jqZVX8yL.jpg (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515jqZVX8yL.jpg)

I did find a listing for it on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/VTech-80-071300-Thomas-Friends-Laptop/dp/B000HDOL7S (https://www.amazon.com/VTech-80-071300-Thomas-Friends-Laptop/dp/B000HDOL7S)
Title: Re: VTech Thomas the Tank Engine Learn & Explore Laptop
Post by: Stiletto on 22 November 2019, 12:19
Foone got a VTech Thomas & Friends: Learn & Explore Laptop on the workbench back in August.
https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1165168201799389184
https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1166234722843774976

Unfortunately the MCU has internal ROM and appears to be a raw die blobbed over with epoxy:
https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1165175590795694085/photo/1

It will require decapsulation and more to dump it out, and the CPU core will need to be identified.
Title: Re: VTech Thomas the Tank Engine Learn & Explore Laptop
Post by: Stiletto on 22 November 2019, 22:03
I added it to here:
https://mamedev.emulab.it/undumped/index.php?title=Undumped_Computers_and_Consoles#Video_Technology_Ltd._.2F_VTech (https://mamedev.emulab.it/undumped/index.php?title=Undumped_Computers_and_Consoles#Video_Technology_Ltd._.2F_VTech)

However, I really don't feel as though it's the right place. It may need its own separate list similar to the "information staging/preparing" we have going over here: https://mamedev.emulab.it/undumped/index.php?title=User:Incog (https://mamedev.emulab.it/undumped/index.php?title=User:Incog)