KIM-1

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Date Introduced
1976
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
3/4 x 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
Manufacturer
MOS Technology, Inc.; Commodore
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Peddle, Chuck; Commodore Business Machines, Inc.; Homebrew
Speed
1 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
1K
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$245

Chuck Peddle designed the KIM-1 so engineers could experiment with the 6502 microprocessor, but it quickly found fans in the hobbyist community. The fully-assembled computer with keyboard and display was only $245.