Artifact Details

Title

Crocus microcomputer kit system unit

Catalog Number

X2313.2002A

Type

Physical object

Date

1977

Manufacturer

Epsilon-System, SA

Place Manufactured

Switzerland

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.

Description

The Crocus was a low-cost microcomputer kit based on the Motorola 6800, with 1KB of EPROM and 2KB of RAM. The screen was a standard TV and the amwss storage was a cassette recorder. The Crocus was running assemly language and BASIC programs. Twenty units were built by hobbyistss with either a 12-key or a full alphanumeric keyboard.
Object is a CPU inside the keyboard (X2313.2002A) with an attached external power supply (X2313.2002B) both labeled "SYSTEME MICROPROCESSEUR CROCUS/EPSILON-SYSTEM".

Category

Digital computer: desktop

Credit

Gift of Andre Thalmann

Lot Number

X2313.2002A