Artifact Details

Title

NEC TK-80BS uCOM Basic Station microcomputer

Catalog Number

X447.84

Type

Physical object

Date

1977 ca.

Manufacturer

Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. (NEC)

Place Manufactured

Japan

Identifying Numbers

Model number TK-80BS

Dimensions

5 x 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.

Description

Object is a metal case with keyboard which bears both English & Japanese characters. Inside is a set of three PCBs. The topmost board has a programmer's keypad and appears to be an NEC TK-80 microprocessor training kit. At least one of the other boards is believed to be an NEC TK-80BS expansion board that converted the TK-80 kit into a BASIC machine and added a conventional keyboard. There are a power supply and other components inside the case. There is a power cord coming out of the side of the case.

Category

Digital computer/personal computer/desktop

Credit

Gift of the Microsoft Corporation

Lot Number

X447.84