Kenbak-1; Micral; and Altair 8800.
MITS - Roberts, H. Edward, American Air Force officer who, along with three friends, founded the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS), which thrived when in 1971 it began producing the large scale integrated calculator kit in the U.S. The company soon introduced the Altair, an affordable computer kit that uncovered a huge market for microcomputers. Roberts, is now a small town medical doctor.
Icom, Vector Graphic , Tarbell, PMMI, or other products that are not Altair or MITS products, it is because the systems were often mixed. These companies and components are an integral part of the Altair story.
Considered by many to be the first microcomputer, the MITS altair 8800 was based on a 2 MHz Intel 8080 with 256 bytes standard RAM and interfaced with the user through the octal front panel switches. This unit has an 8" floppy disk drive.
Chac is a nonprofit corporation, who safeguards and organizes the history of electronic computing, not only in California, but nationally and internationally. They collect and archive hardware, software and documents.
Description of the resurrection of an abandoned IBM system 360 model 30 mainframe computer, stored in a warehouse, into a working machine, by a group of enthusiasts.
Collection of PCs from the late 80's, many IBM PS/2s, with tables, benchmarks, photos of cards and CPUs.
History of 1802-based computing and home of the TinyELF emulator for Palm OS handhelds. Documents, scans, message board.
A personal tribute to an early model PC.