30100Re: RCA COSMAC Microkit
- Apr 5, 2013Congrats! I'm glad its in good hands!
Glad you choose well on your 1802 find :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Dromgoole" <drummy@...> wrote:
> I was drooling over it myself when I saw it on ebay.
> It was just too rich for my blood.
> I can't wait to see it up close.
> I agree that it is super historic and truly rare.
> Congrats on a great find.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 9:38 PM
> Subject: [midatlanticretro] RCA COSMAC Microkit
> >I am not one to exaggerate but I really think this is a big deal find and I
> > am thrilled about this original RCA COSMAC Microkit that arrived safe and
> > sound today. Quite historic.
> > I have uploaded a set of images of the new-to-me COSMAC Microkit. It has
> > an SSTC processor card (later renamed the 1801, which is the 2-chip version
> > of the subsequent 1802 of ELF fame). You can see from the various date
> > codes that the chips are from mid 1974-early 1975. RAM is 2102.
> > A find like this is the kind of stuff that makes this hobby rewarding to
> > me, discovering a new historical relic of the earliest microcomputers which
> > had until now been previously undocumented. Although of course 10 more
> > will show up because that's how the world works ... but that's not
> > important... however as of this writing no other Microkits have been
> > documented on the web other than the article I scanned and posted on my
> > site in 2009..Given there's a ROM card, RAM, and an I/O card, this appears
> > to be a full 3K computer.
> > Funny I was just saying at the TCF to Bill Dromg. that I did not want to
> > dive into the 1802 processor because I was too busy, famous last words.
> > NOTE - The Kit was produced in Florida apparently and not N.J.!
> > http://www.vintagecomputer.net/RCA/COSMAC/
> > Bill
> > ------------------------------------
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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