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30100Re: RCA COSMAC Microkit

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  • DougCrawford
    Apr 5, 2013
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      Congrats! I'm glad its in good hands!
      Glad you choose well on your 1802 find :)
      DC

      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "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.
      >
      > Bill
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...>
      > To: <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.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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