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NAME  

DATAC 1000

MANUFACTURER  

Datac Engineering

TYPE  

Home Computer

ORIGIN  

U.S.A.

YEAR  

1976

KEYBOARD  

Touch-sensitive pads

CPU  

MOS 6502

SPEED  

1 MHz

RAM  

1 Kb

ROM  

1 Kb (monitor)

TEXT MODES 

27 LEDs

GRAPHIC MODES 

None

COLORS  

None

SOUND  

2 tones

SIZE / WEIGHT 

Unknown

I/O PORTS 

tape interface, bus expansion, serial (to connect to a terminal)

POWER SUPPLY 

External 9 VDC PSU

PERIPHERALS  

Unknown

PRICE  

$185 for "tutorial" version, $345 for fully assembled and populated

 

DATAC-1000


The DATAC 1000, a single-board computer designed in 1976 by Philadelphia Area Computer Society club members Carmen DiCamillo and Roland James. This single board computer was premiered at the clubís August 1976 meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. Once "perfected," the computer helped introduce many PACS members, and others, to the field of microcomputers. The official manufacturer of this computer was Datac Engineering of Southampton, PA. The computer was available in two models: the $185 "tutorial" version and the fully populated and tested version for $345. In either case the 6502 CPU was included. Computer was instantly usable and featured expansion capabilities, touch sensitive input keypads and a documentation package. The computer was so revolutionary that it was featured in Byte Magazineís July 1977 edition.


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