Summary

Model LF82 VLSI computer from Computer Automation Inc. Comprising CPU module, paper tape drive and 8 inch floppy disc drive, all in rack mounting, plus additional memory board, extensive documentation, software on disks in box, QWERTY keyboard built from kitset and cables, system development board.

Physical Description

* Processor & Disk Drive: rectangular unit with several sections. * Keyboard: Sloping top rectangular box with wooden sides and QWERTY keyboard on top front. Rear has various inputs/output sockets and mains cable. * Cassette Player: light yellow rectangular case with control knobs, tape counter and cassette pocket. * Cassette: not in case * Double computer connector junction block. * Baud Controller: metal rectangular box with control knob and female plug. * Two Integrated Circuits: white rectangular blocks each with 16 pins * Mains Cord * Five Computer Connectors * Seven Circuit Boards with Components * Box of 5¼”Floppy Disks * Box of Reels of Paper Tape * Documentation * EPROM Module: rectangular metal box with front control panel, and computer connector and cut-off mains lead at rear.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mr Trevor Hill, 14/09/1995

  • Manufacturer

    Computer Automation Inc, United States of America, 1971
    Manufacturer of CPU Module & Memory Boards.

  • Inscriptions

    * Processor & Disk Drive on front: COMPUTER AUTOMATION. INC. * Keyboard : No identification Rear: 1200/ 300 / ON / VIDEO IN / OUT / CASSETTE / AUX / RS232 C * Cassette Player Top: micron / (text) / Computer Program / Data Recorder / (text) Underneath: micron / D1122 / DATA RECORDER / (text) / MADE IN HONG KONG * Cassette side 1: (handwritten) SYSTEM BOOTSTRAP / Side 1 / (text) * Connector Block Plug: TEKA / TP3 181 EO4 * Baud Controller: Top: BAUD RATE / (SCALE 110 > 9600)

  • Classification

    Computing & calculating, Digital computing, Minicomputers

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    490 mm (Width), 1200 mm (Depth), 440 mm (Height)
    Dimensions of Processor and Disk Drive.

  • Keywords

    Computers, Computing