Artifact Details

Title

SOL Terminal Computer

Catalog Number

X1254.96B

Type

Physical object

Date

1976

Manufacturer

Processor Technology Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 20
Serial number 4019

Dimensions

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

Description

This computer has a micro-modem box on a narrow ribbon cable emerging from the back which bears Model #MM-103-9, serial # B2-3542. It has a maximum complement of five S-100 boards, accounting for its slightly greater weight. 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/personal computer/desktop

Lot Number

X1254.96
 

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