COSMAC Computer Prototype

Title

COSMAC Computer Prototype

Subject

Computers

Description

The FRED (Flexible Recreational and Educational Device) system, based on the 1802 microprocessor, formed the basis for RCA’s foray into the personal computer market. Weisbecker and his team built several prototypes of this early computer, including this FRED 2. Programs were recorded on cassette tapes and played back on the Panasonic cassette player in the front of the machine.

For more information about this item, see this description by Sarnoff volunteer Herbert Johnson.

Creator

Weisbecker, Joseph A.
Call, Billie Joe

Source

The Sarnoff Collection, The College of New Jersey

Date

c. 1974

Rights

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

S.226.90

Files

S.226.90.JPG

Collection

Citation

Weisbecker, Joseph A. Call, Billie Joe, “COSMAC Computer Prototype,” The Sarnoff Collection, accessed November 22, 2019, https://sarnoff.omeka.net/items/show/194.

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