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MOS Kim-1


Description
Manufacturer MOS Technologies
Model KIM-1
Date Announced 1976
Date Canceled Unknown
Number Produced Tens of thousands
Country of Origin USA
Price $250
Current Value $50+
Specifications
Processor MOS 6502
Speed 1 MHz
RAM 1K
ROM 2K
Storage Various options via interface (Serial and Current Loop) including tape, paper tape and disk.
Expansion Expansion ports could be used for a variety of interfaces.
Bus Proprietary
Video 6 character LED
I/O Serial, Current Loop
OS Options BASIC, amongst others
Notes MOS introduced the KIM-1 to showcase their 6502 processor which was ultimately used to power the Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari 800 and more. Commodore quickly bought MOS and re-badged the KIM-1.
Related Items in Collection Various other 6502 systems mentioned above, Sym-1 and others.
Related Items Wanted Commodore badged KIM-1, manuals, software etc.


The first KIM-1 in my collection came with an expansion bus and a memory card. It is, unfortunately, not working at the moment.

KIM-1 system with expansion and memory

A second system came in more recently and is working perfectly.

KIM-1 system number 2

(Submitted December 5, 2016 21:00:56 by Laurie Graham)

I have a MOS Kim-1 and a kim-2 I am interested in selling.


(Submitted December 26, 2015 08:30:21 by Robert Hill)

I have one I would like to sell. I became a hobbyist in the 70's and purchased this instead of HeathKit. It is Rev C purchased through BYTE magazine as a kit for $149.95 from first write up. Placed in original anti-static bag and stored since late 70's when I purchased an Apple II. Includes brown cover First Book of Kim with paper slip corrections and poster. E-Bay or ?? Not sure of value.


(Submitted November 11, 2013 03:09:50 by Juergen Fischer)

I'm interest on buying a kim-1. Do you sell one?


(Submitted March 24, 2010 10:04:48 by Bill Harshman)

I had one of the kim-1 my MOS. It was fun to play with and spent many hours with assembly language. I hope to one day own one again. I like to play astroids and hunt the wumpus.

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