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Bally Keyboard (Grayscale) Bally Keyboard (Color) Bally Computer System
Bally Console and Programming Keyboard.

A grayscale version of this color picture can be found in the Arcadian 1, no. 4 (Feb. 19, 1979): 29. The grayscale and color versions, while similar, are from different sources. Notice the differences between them.

Bally_Keyboard_(Blended) Bally_Keyboard_(close-up) Bally Computer System
Color vs. B&W
This is an animated GIF and close-up created by Richard Degler to emphasize the differences between the B&W and color versions of the "Bally Programming Keyboard."

Here are Richard's comments on the animation: "Looks like the same pictures to me, just that the B&W version had some gold trim drawn back in, plus the interior and two switches airbrushed out."

The keyboard close-up shows the switches at 50% and also the Cursor D-star below. Richard says, "Those reset and on/off switches are too close to the top row of the keyboard anyway! What's that circled-plus key on there with the shift-for-BREAK for? And where's the BackSpace key?? I need that more often!!"
Bally Home Library Computer with Keyboard Bally Home Library Computer with Keyboard

This picture is from the 1978 JS&A "Products that Think" Catalog.
Zgrass UV-1r Zgrass UV-1r This B&W picture is from the February 1983 issue of Leaves of Zgrass.
Zgrass UV-1r Zgrass UV-1r - This color picture is taken from Lance's Astrocade html FAQ.
ZGrass 32 ZGrass 32 Zgrass 32 - One picture is from Atari Gaming Headquarters (I think), the other is from the Digital Press CD, from 1997. I wish that I knew where this picture originated.
ZGrass 32 Photo ZGrass 32 - Color Zgrass 32 - The grayscale version is a high quality photograph from Bally. This picture is LARGE; try zooming in with a software program... there is all sorts of detail here. The color version is a low-res scan taken from a sales flyer. Both are of the same hardware.
Z-Grass 32 and Add-Under (Animated GIF) ZGrass-32 and Add-Under Animation - Created by Richard Degler. Here are Richard's comments: "[I] was struck by the similarity of the Z-Grass 32 picture [to the programming keyboard]. Stretched it to the same width and added gray bars to match the height, then animated between the two add-unders. Not quite the same angle but definitely influenced by the first, as you can see in the grayscale."
ZGrass (From YouTube) Zgrass - Low-Res still picture from 'Zgrass Paint Demo' 1980 Video on YouTube.
Viper_Polaroid_03 ZGRASS - This is a Polaroid from the Bob Fabris Collection. This picture appears to show the ZGRASS unit that was featured in:

1) PDF of Entire Issue - ARCADIAN, 5, no. 12 (October 24, 1983): 173-174.

2) Text from Arcadian about ZGRASS Only - ARCADIAN, 5, no. 12 (October 24, 1983): 173-174.
ZGrass from Viper Systems ZGRASS - This is the original picture that was used to show the ZGRASS unit featured in ARCADIAN 5, no. 12 (October 24, 1983): 173-174.

Since this picture is so rare, there is also a 2.5MB, 300dpi scan available here.
Z-GRASS Add-Under (Inside) Z-GRASS Add-Under (Outside) Z-GRASS Add-Under

These two pictures of Z-GRASS hardware are from the Bob Fabris Collection. No documentation accompanied them, so I'm not sure from which era this version of the Z-GRASS originates from. It could possibly be from the Bally/Dave Nutting Associates era (1970's), the Astrovision/Astrocade, Inc era (1981/82), or Viper Systems (1984).

On January 23, 2016, Lance Squire wrote: "Looking through the Z-GRASS pics sent me, The board in the open pic is an almost exact match for the Z-GRASS Pre-production board for the Viper ZGRASS 2000. Even the switch on the front of the case matches the one in the Pre-production board picture."

On January 28, 2016 Lance added: "I sent Ed Larkin links to [these] pics and here is his reply, 'The picture of the Z-Grass 'add-under' image from Bob was our plastic version (which looked pretty cool) of the unit before we switched to metal for FCC purposes.' Ed also notes that he doesn't remember how they were planning to get high-res working on their Z-GRASS systems. The current [prototype] version is low-res only."

For archiving purposes, lossless, TIFF versions of these pictures are available.
  1. Z-GRASS Add-Under (Inside) - 14.7MB.
  2. Z-GRASS Add-Under (Outside) - 15.5MB.
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