Collections of (physically) small computers
josefcub at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 12:37:05 CST 2006
On 10/29/06, Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I suppose my Acorn System One is probably my smallest system - two Eurocards,
> about 100 x 160 x 30mm in size, complete with built-in keypad, display, tape,
> and expansion interfaces.
> My Sinclair ZX81 is probably next - but of course lacks a display so needs a
> TV in order to really be useful...
Would my Microchip PIC18F1320s count? They're 18-pin DIP packages
with built-in serial port (USART), RAM, EEPROM data storage... But of
course it requires a tiny amount of support circuitry and a PC to burn
useful software onto it. (I did, however, have one hooked up to a
terminal to play Tic Tac Toe, though ;)
My actual smallest whole computer are probably my Apple Newton
MessagePads (OMP, 110, or 130). Second to that is my Dauphin DTR-1
with keyboard and pen, and the last of the complete small systems are
probably my Epson PX-8s, and my TRS-80 Model 100s. I miss my Timex
Sinclair 1000. Poor thing got stepped on by a careless friend one
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