Artifact Details

Title

SOL Terminal Computer

Catalog Number

X1254.96A

Type

Physical object

Date

ca 1978

Manufacturer

Processor Technology Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 20
Serial number 402483

Dimensions

overall: 6 in x 18 3/4 in x 18 in

Description

This computer has no external ribbon cables, and a complement of only 3 S-100 boards inside. The SOL Terminal Computer was designed by Homebrew Computer Club president Lee Felsenstein. Although originally intended as a TV terminal, the addition of an 8080 microprocessor and monitor-in- ROM allowed it to accept keyboard commands. It was one of the first machines to have a built-in video display interface and to dispense with the traditional front panel containing many switches and lights.

Category

Digital computer: desktop

Lot Number

X1254.96
 

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