The DATAC 1000, a single-board computer based upon a 6502 and a TIM RRIOT, designed in 1976 by Philadelphia Area Computer Society club members Carmen DiCamillo and Roland James.
This single board computer was premiered at the club’s 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 Magazine’s July 1977 edition.
Photos and information thanks to https://oldcomputermuseum.com and https://www.kennettclassic.com/
DATAC 1000 by Datac Engineering 1976
– CPU MOS 6502 1 MHz
– RAM 1K (2111 SRAM)
– RRIOT TIM 6530-004 for serial I/O and ROM
– I/O ports with a PIA 6520
– tape interface, bus expansion, serial (to connect to a terminal)
– Touch-sensitive pads 27 LEDs
– Power supply external 9 VDC PSU
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