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The KIM-1 Computer
|CPU:||MOS 6502, 1MHz|
|Display:||6 digital LED display|
|Input:||on-board hexadecimal keypad|
|Ports:||edge connector with-|
|30 digital I/O lines|
|Storage:||optional cassette recorder|
|OS:||machine code (HEX)|
It was originally created by
MOS Technology, the inventor of the 6502 microprocessor,
as a way to demonstrate the power of the 6502 to the industrial community.
MOS was very surprised at the KIM-1's popularity with the hobbiest. Its main strengths were that it had lots of users and programs, and a lot had been published about it. Its weakness is in its limited on-board capabilities - only 1K of user RAM, no EPROM, and a good but limited Monitor program.
The KIM-1 consists of a single circuit board with no case or power supply, these you supply yourself.
In university laboratories the system has been used for experiment control and data acquisition.
The KIN microcomputer -- (kin to KIM)
History of Commodore Computers