The Jim Austin Computer Collection
MITS altair 8800
This is claimed to be the first home computer. It came as a kit and was featured in Popular Electronics Jan 1975, a US electronics construction magazine, shown below. It was added to the collection in September 2009. It was the machine that Bill Gates work with.
Items consist of:
Original copy Popular Electronics, Jan 1975
ALtair BASIC 8K REV 3.2 Aug 1976 on paper tape, unopened.
Main 8080 based CPU card Revision 1.
SIO (serial i/o) Revision 0.
16 MC startic RAM card
Memory card - home made MB8264-20 chips
88-lpc line printer controller