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KIM-1 by MOS/Commodore

The DigiBarn thanks Eric Johansson, Larry Lynch-Freshner, and Vincent Trepanier and his father F. Robert Trepanier for these donations.

The KIM exhibit with the BOOK of KIM
Peter Jennings, author of MicroChess
for the KIM-1 and other early systems
KIM-1 with separate keypad
KIM-1 with optinal cover

Comments on the KIM-1 from enthusiast Torstein Moshuus (May 2003)

There was a descendant to the KIM-1 that deserves a place in your collection. It was made under contract to Rockwell International and sold by their microelectronic division as "AIM-65" for the purpose of promoting their 6502 range of cpu and support chips. The computer was rather unique in that it had both a printer, a 40 digit display and a full qwerty keyboard. In fact it had features that were missing with the KIM-1 , but it never got to the market in volume although I believe some 10' were made. In fact the whole story of Rockwell Internationals foray into microelectronics is not well known. Based on know-how from military contracts Rockwell had in fact a complete microprocessor ready for the civilian market at the same time - may even have been before - Noyce and Intel announced their first Intel 4004 4 bit processor. You should be able to dig up a specimen of this AIM-65 also in UK. I know that it was being sold there in some numbers.

Curators note: we found a great page on the AIM-65 here.

More KIM-Stuff!

Peter with original KIM-1 Schematic

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See Also:

The DigiBarn's full collection of Commodore computers and artifacts

Our pages on the Kim-4 and Kimsi

See also: Peter Jennings and his donations

History of the MOS and Commodore KIM-1 series
on the excellent Commodore Computer history site commodore.ca

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