VertiBird was a toy helicopter manufactured by Mattel for 10 years starting in 1971. ![VB1.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQhsUYc5fXLGCx71ut1Gm7kozitGSEpjUdHs3HmA7DGui/VB1.jpg) The helicopter was connected to the end of a 21 inch arm with a central base station on the other end of the arm. The pilot controlled the helicopter with pitch and throttle levers that were connected to the base station via a small plastic conduit that contained two cables. ![VB2.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmNf4qS8eXLg4EKwNSwHJKFgqeUZznTPgrdAJ9phDyvqa4/VB2.jpg) Throttle control simply changed the speed of the blade on the helicopter, thereby providing lift to control altitude. The pitch control tilted the helicopter to make it go forward or backward. This is very similar to how a real helicopter is controlled. The unit was powered by 4 D batteries. ![VB3.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYPh4rJnz6o5MZnws1fMoWUQx3uDYeudHPvgQ4uTppx9i/VB3.jpg) Various versions of the Vertibird were released during its decade-long run. I rece
*"Command a dangerous five-stage battle in the enemy's treacherous Space City".* That is your mission in the epic Radio Shack game Space Crusher. This game was made by Epoch, but a version of it was also branded under the Radio Shack name, which is the one I have. It's hard to find much information about Space Crusher. Web searches mostly return postings on ebay or other sites selling it as a "vintage game". There are some [brief videos on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW59endHXLk) of people playing this game, if you care. ![SpaceCrusher1.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmRqGnLfnrGPCYJTeqDPDrmbNzreGXeuxMatVfnrWPmSTc/SpaceCrusher1.jpg) I received Space Crusher for Christmas in 1986 from someone peripherally related to me who probably just did not know what to get me. The screen is simple LCD technology which had become widespread by the mid-1980s. At the time, I was probably just a bit too old for such a game. It was still fun, but it did not carry the same level of life-altering excitement that [
The Kodak Handle first appeared in 1977. In some countries it was called the Kodak EK2. ![handle1.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmbZYZcgAvgk9ZMjZDWt5QebLJcwBMAd3tdckjMp2ieqPZ/handle1.jpg) <sub>Photo by Terri Monahan (CC BY-SA 2.0) via Flickr found [here](https://www.flickr.com/photos/californiagirl27/2167067041/in/pool-camerawiki/)</sub> Kodak had entered the instant film market in 1976 in direct competition with Polaroid. Kodak had produced all of Polaroid's instant film during the 1960s, but Polaroid began manufacturing their own film in the early 1970s. This probably contributed to Kodak's decision to enter the instant camera market. Kodak had lots of experience in this field, so why not compete directly with Polaroid? Kodak's instant camera technology had several advantages over Polaroid. Polaroid used a mirror to reverse the image onto their film, which added some complexity to the design. Kodak simply flipped their film around and exposed the image backwards -- no mirror required to accomplish the s
![DSC_0275.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmdtTNHz6rEtLh9kG9TnMg7Lx51fyrqY8LiU7DDPEsCvph/DSC_0275.jpg) I like to decorate a Christmas tree with a toy of my own making. In decoration, I try to follow a certain style. So I use both kind of Christmas toys (self-made and factory-made). This year it's a marine style. See my other photos from the set: <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-2">Christmas tree in a marine style #1: Steering wheel</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-1">Christmas tree in a marine style #2: Whale</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-3-coral-ball">Christmas tree in a marine style #3: Coral ball</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-4-submarine">Christmas tree in a marine style #4: Submarine</a> <a href="https://steemit.
![FB_IMG_1515786829606.jpg](https://steemitstageimages.com/DQmWMiZCizBD74nXTSmHNc7CGNR95oie6o9ouZveUvxzPYW/FB_IMG_1515786829606.jpg) I think I've only been able to think of the past lately. Today, I remembered my trip to the beach two years ago. It was on Christmas day and the beach was ALPHA BEACH located in the outskirts of Lagos. I remember the initial plan was the Elegushi beach (most known beach, Lagos) but at the sight of the crowd, I changed my radar and went to the ALPHA beach. If you're looking for me, I'm the first person on the left, I tried to free myself as much as I could be the force was too much for me.
!(https://habrastorage.org/webt/rm/p6/ux/rmp6uxxr2ramjqivq7_l3qzszac.jpeg) I like to decorate a Christmas tree with a toy of my own making. In decoration, I try to follow a certain style. So I use both kind of Christmas toys (self-made and factory-made). This year it's a marine style. See my other photos from the set: <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-2">Christmas tree in a marine style #1: Steering wheel</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-1">Christmas tree in a marine style #2: Whale</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-3-coral-ball">Christmas tree in a marine style #3: Coral ball</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-4-submarine">Christmas tree in a marine style #4: Submarine</a> <hr> <hr> ADDITIONAL INFO: <br>original photo <br>f
At Long last! Steemit app gets an update! I’ve been waiting on this for a while and just wanted to make this post to say thank you. The new feature so far seems to be working well for me! ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/d5dt5clgmg.jpg)
<html> <br> <h3> This is my entry to the #yourcityvibez # 33. Details of the challenge organised by @vladikras is in this post: <br> <blockquote> 这是我提交摄影比赛#yourcityvibez # 33的作品。比赛详情，请看： </blockquote> <a href="https://steemit.com/yourcityvibez/@vladikras/yourcityvibez-ycv33-winners-and-new-theme-announcement" target="_blank">📸🏙 YourCityVibez • YCV33 • WINNERS & NEW THEME ANNOUNCEMENT 🏙📸 </a><br> </h3> <h3> 🎶Meanwhile, some music for you to enjoy as you read. This piece is part of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, particular the first of the 4 violin concertos, called Winter. <blockquote> 🎶让大家继续读的时候，欣赏一点音乐。这件作品是维瓦尔第的“四季”的一部分 - 4小提琴协奏曲中的第一首，名为“冬天”。 </blockquote> Source | 来源: <a href="https://musopen.org/" target="_blank"> https://musopen.org/</a></h3> <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcl
![DSC_0288.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmcCkNVzYfkudMkgFCxuTDT1VmaeHo9TJt6pMPzXDnmjf4/DSC_0288.jpg) I like to decorate a Christmas tree with a toy of my own making. In decoration, I try to follow a certain style. So I use both kind of Christmas toys (self-made and factory-made). This year it's a marine style. See my other photos from the set: <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-2">Christmas tree in a marine style #1: Steering wheel</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-1">Christmas tree in a marine style #2: Whale</a> <a href="https://steemit.com/photography/@xroni/xroni-original-photo-christmas-tree-in-a-marine-style-3-coral-ball">Christmas tree in a marine style#3: Coral ball</a> <hr> <hr> ADDITIONAL INFO: <br>original photo <br>first publication <br>NIKON D5100 <hr> <hr> <center><b>FOLLOW ME<br> <a href="http://rating.mysteemit.xyz/en/steem/@xroni"> see all<img src=
### This past Sunday, January 7<sup>th</sup>, many people in Russia celebrated Christmas. <center>!(http://www.allwomens.ru/uploads/posts/2016-11/1478598019_stihi-na-rozhdestvo-2017-2.jpg)</center> You may find yourself surprised by this fact: why were they almost two weeks late?? By then most of the Christian world had already celebrated Christmas in the end of December. Well, the reason is that the Russian Orthodox Church, the largest Christian denomination in the country, refuses to adopt the modern [Gregorian calendar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar) that was proposed 450 years ago b Pope Gregory to correct for accumulated error in the length of the astronomical year. Instead, the Russian Orthodoc Church continues to observe all religious holidays according to the old Julian Calendar, which is currently 13 days behind the modern one. <center>!(https://steemitimages.com/DQmW54RCQuaGYPCXZ437SEHE9p8R96VH55zUNmRw2xsdUcr/8.png)</center> ## Is it still a big deal? Is Christmas in Russ
Christmas 2017. Every year, my mother-in-law spare some of her income to provide some gifts to our neighborhood in San Andres, Manila. This year, instead of making 30packs, my husband and I made 50packs. 30packs to our neighbors, and the remaining 20packs, we gave it out to those who live in the streets of Manila. Nothing came out from me or my husband's pocket. It is all from our Mama Menchie. ![IMG_20171224_140729.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmeLAabqDZK5xYVeE6wtgEqDywciRRKgNjhXeC7wRi2CCZ/IMG_20171224_140729.jpg) We don't have so much, we just have enough. It is not what we can get, but what we can give. It is a good reminder that Christmas is a time of giving and sharing what we could afford. Have a wonderful day!
# I made it to the dump today. That's kind-of a major accomplishment for someone who only leaves the house a few times a month. Being a new year, I had to wait in line for a new sticker. I was expecting this to be a cold administrative task, carried out by grouchy bureaucrats poring over my identity and proof of residence with a monocle and an air of critical disbelief. I also expected a long wait. What I didn't expect was this: ![DumpSantas.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmeKSjmndV81Qd2v9ZpasdxWNL81DR5wCrKHiRBK752s4H/DumpSantas.jpg) *Jersey barriers covered in holiday cheer!* Look at all that discarded Christmas tat! As much as this kind of waste is dismaying, I love that our municipal employees were allowed the time to recycle it into a display to ease the spirit during the annual sticker renewal process. And what synchronicity that I'd just been enjoying @ddschteinn's [Holiday Tree Toss](https://steemit.com/treetosshistory5point3/@ddschteinn/holiday-tree-toss-2017-episode-5-3-a-bit-of-historical-p
http://steepshot.org/api/v1/image/d38c2135-ad56-434c-ae51-e6084e2e68c9.jpeg -- - - - ---- - - -- ----- - - -- - - -- --- - - -- - <center>![144.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmP3kkNnvkCzFgMeVrudA9NsXtC73bQKfATXiSrKQez7kP/144.png) Created with Steepshot [View in the web app](https://alpha.steepshot.io/)</center> <center>[![4.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmbGvoNeeMz4kQ5eMwLsjNsgfRCFSyGRy1Wni9UcBBXUZu/4.png)](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droid.steepshot&rdid=com.droid.steepshot)</center>
### ...well, Google Pictures had made an animation from the photos I had taken with my tablet. Interesting. <center>[!(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/18O_yirtivZ_oXOU_UF72zXKhN13vKhF-OIoUbryG04BFOiI0XWsiqIbaKU9d_G7CkTb99FpkXQPYzzGgex2Qqf7UDqBvLTXBprrK07yeiucn2I4XH-W-cdqvJn04hJb7xcHEW-kQNRfnir0pRRiykR2vANy6IYr3M3rowXpM-9Swn1ZJAy0CkDhKkHeDYKhc2PH0NGeZEyjd5JDEi3483HhcQenDXr9gKGcYJFfpTbsAafv7SrbblO6CTIgnx5qmNsnhXoso9j7LlJclbvccfZNiUWATm_LE4-qDTcRlRxh7KSMfj22hevY3CLO47EOuluV1APy2m0vkOo4AFNFd4yeMj1Egb6RFfodlVwDPrvYcDFCUtZeLY7vA1KtvEct6DHGSUq-C6aO34Iet27IgEzkSxNnSguKv7E519I9Hiz4xdoFv_b8mF16cI_1hh_GrNmIVaucdwOdvVkcZpVohFsyrr5m0-zh3ALhHNSa19OAlKOepth4LEISHV_wG59wcZuRjt98CwdaIUSnfPMsEN06Wo7x_hX5a2kx_ZIsDzGP3gJLq5w7ZHPGpzuPYxJwh7XMbjTPvp2W8i5I_qS4s3m6jco1vu5B8PPSTKvA1ww80CNNu5N-VezOorVgmEX2aar2LrNNl45YIRQjLvLzSkUrHUfy7BgW=w480-h851-no)](https://photos.app.goo.gl/A6EhNl34U1IWQGHJ3)</center> That dog you may see running there, is Luca. He's my aunt's Collie. ___ <center>[Previous post: [One photo every day: Furry
Вы давно задавались вопросом о существовании чудес? Да, когда вам уже тридцать, вы испытали суровое бытие, вам как-то не до чудес. Но детям, искренне верящим в свое светлое будущее, хочется теплить в себе надежду. Хочется увидеть чудеса и волшебство своими глазами, чего не замечают взрослые. Have you ever wondered about the existence of miracles? Yes, when you are already thirty, you have experienced a severe being, you somehow do not have to wonder. But children who sincerely believe in their bright future, I want to warm up hope in myself. I want to see miracles and magic with my own eyes, which adults do not notice. https://s5.postimg.org/mztpek9uv/dndgt62u8aast5e.jpg ©Légende Films, Umedia Может быть, нет никаких глупых стереотипо
Hi, Steemians! ![firstname.lastname@example.org](https://steemitimages.com/DQmev33Uh2BWyyYr3KWrCaRiZ5NGH5jsrDBAUrw6hz2Rx5p/3%402x.png) We received a large number of works for the photo contest. It was difficult to choose. This competition was held from 25.12.17 to 05.01.18. But we continue to receive works. Now it is no longer worth mentioning these tags in your photos! The competition is over. Please, wait for the announcement of the next contest. --- So, you were asked to post a photo on the New Year theme with one of the tags: #christmas #steepshotchallenge #steepshotcontest Please note, in determining the finalists, we were guided by the following rules: - The photo should meet the proposed topic - The work should not be plagiarism - The more works of the author on a given topic the better Place | Reward | Account ------------ | ------------- | ------------- №1 | 50 STEEM | @uh-dasha №2 | 25 STEEM | @diegovista №3 | 15 STEEM | @ashuraa №4 | 10 STEEM | @fashionphotos №5 | 10 STEEM | @jeffjagoe №6 | 5 STEEM | @e
***It's been a long time since Christmas. The New Year of 2018 has already come. But I still have a Christmas tree with toys at home.*** https://steemitimages.com/DQmNQ6sBPxY9onPJ52aAuB5TaT1KQaCzE7zm6ArPGSLG6A8/3.jpg https://steemitimages.com/DQmWKee2VYXacn4aXAYTp1T7V9QA4AdgzD8QbudbayFC7x8/4.jpg
I have long wanted to photograph a deer with fluffy horns and such beautiful fairy elves! Meet, the deer Valera, and the incredibly cool family Constantine, Varya and Plato with him! If you like my photos, please subscribe to me - @marinabogumil I will be so glad! https://pp.userapi.com/c841430/v841430108/5c302/Tp_x6Rlv-kM.jpg https://pp.userapi.com/c841430/v841430108/5c2f8/a1tWpZDhSSk.jpg https://pp.userapi.com/c841430/v841430108/5c2ee/tf1OpgsiWl8.jpg https://pp.userapi.com/c831109/v831109108/4b4e0/DuXb56mAMSA.jpg https://pp.userapi.com/c841430/v841430108/5c30c/7VDaRr4Nb00.jpg https://pp.userapi.com/c841430/v841430108/5c2da/hko8AD5svjc.jpg
<html> <p> Hi, friends! </p> <p>My contribution to today's <a href="https://steemit.com/trending/colorchallenge">#colorchallenge</a> </p> <p><img src="https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/750182/13858310.c1/0_e9916_e626b8da_XXL.jpg" width="1024" height="772"/></p> <p><br></p> </html>
Very good New Year's film! <center>https://pp.userapi.com/c841338/v841338040/58cd4/fzY0VkcR4p0.jpg<center> <center>https://pp.userapi.com/c830608/v830608040/47a0b/frT0mlm_Czw.jpg<center>