Podcast Episode 4: Single Board Computers
Listen along as David Greelish and Jeff Salzman discuss several of the early single board computers, including the Nascom 1, OSI Superboard, MOS Technology KIM-1, and the COSMAC ELF.
All of the above single board computers don’t easily fit into the History of Personal Computing’s “Tier” philosophy, so this special podcast episode was produced.
You can find out more about these machines on the History of Personal Computing online museum. Click on the appropriate link:
- Nascom 1: http://www.historyofpersonalcomputing.com/nascom-1
- OSI Superboard: http://www.historyofpersonalcomputing.com/osi-superboard-i-and-ii
- MOS Technology KIM-1: http://www.historyofpersonalcomputing.com/mos-technology-kim-1
- COSMAC ELF: http://www.historyofpersonalcomputing.com/cosmac-elf
Links mentioned in the show include:
- Cover picture of the May 1978 issue of Personal Computer World
- Nasbug v1.T2
- Nascom 2 video
- OSI Superboard II video
- Ohio Scientific’s Small Systems Journal within the pages of Micro 6502 Journal magazine issue 25
- WinOSI emulator
- Rare Commodore KIM-1 hits eBay, shows you the PET’s barebones roots
- Briel Computers micro-KIM
- Lee Hart’s 1802 “Membership Card”
- Popular Electronics, August 1976, “Build The COSMAC “ELF” A Low-Cost Experimenter’s Microcomputer”
- White Rose Gameroom Show
- The PDF eBook version of David’s book is now free!
- Stan Veit’s History of the Personal Computer Audiobook Podcast 5 is out! Chapter 5: The Early Days of Apple Computer
eBay links (you may need to scroll down the linked pages to see the full auction)
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