SYM-1 vs KIM-1 (was Re: MOS Kim-1 Any idea of it's worth/value?)
jrkeys at concentric.net
Wed Apr 13 11:23:09 CDT 2005
I have a like new black metal case with wooden sides and a small wooden top
door for one of my Sym-1's. I got it and the Sym-1 from the original owner
(I got the receipt for the case $199.99) a few years back.
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From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
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Subject: SYM-1 vs KIM-1 (was Re: MOS Kim-1 Any idea of it's worth/value?)
> On 4/12/05, Scott Stevens <chenmel at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Being the 'root for the underdog' sort of person, I'd say 'Synertec
>> rulez, MOS sux'
> Well... since I _have_ a SYM-1, and had the books for it many, many
> years prior to locating the computer (like 20 years earlier), I'm
> pretty fond of the SYM-1. I also like the fact that the SYM-1 does
> _not_ use mask programmed parts (but the KIM-1 does). Other than
> that, they are really about the same machine. From a programming
> standpoint, I am unaware of any significant differences. I know they
> could share peripherals.
> Speaking of peripherals, I remember lots of ads back in the day,
> including one for an S-100 chassis for the SYM/KIM. I'd love to see
> schematics for that, especially since if I ever have one, I'll
> probably have to make my own rather than find one in the wild. I have
> a few S-100 cards now (something I didn't have back in my PET days),
> and it might be fun to do some driver coding for interesting things.
> I _do_ have (somewhere) the stuff relevant to hooking Commodore IEC
> peripherals (1541, 1520, 1526...) to a SYM. That's another thing that
> would be fun to implement... disks and files on a 6502 SBC.
> So many 6502 projects, so little time.
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