30101Re: [midatlanticretro] RCA COSMAC Microkit
- Apr 5, 2013On 04/04/2013 09:38 PM, B. Degnan wrote:
> I am not one to exaggerate but I really think this is a big deal find and IGreat stuff! Thanks for the pics! I can't wait to see this machine in person.
> 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.!
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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