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collectorcraig
February 24th, 2013, 02:19 PM
I finally made a video and posted on YouTube of my early Intel micro with the 8008 CPU. My research shows that this might have built as early as the summer of 1972. I wished I knew who built it and the purpose of the computer. It obviously could not do much but sure looks great--a good example of "all show and no go!" The video is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG6goCIWCYY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG6goCIWCYY)

If you recognize this computer, please let me know!

billdeg
February 25th, 2013, 10:28 AM
I think this is great. One of the nicest computers I have seen from that time.

Bill

collectorcraig
February 25th, 2013, 12:00 PM
Bill,

Thanks for the compliment. I agree and might add that the video does not do the computer justice. There is an unbelievable amount of work put into the design and construction of the case for this system. A former Honeywell employee once told me that it looked like something Honeywell would design. When they did the famous Kitchen Computer in the 1960's, it was red and he said they used red plastics in the design phase. Perhaps Honeywell did this one--wish I knew!

Craig

pearce_jj
February 25th, 2013, 01:19 PM
Training or trade exhibition piece perhaps? It does look quite fantastic.

Neon_WA
February 25th, 2013, 02:38 PM
Craig, nice video mate :)

Over the past few months I have been collection data on Intel lot numbers that they used on most of their chips
From that info your SIM4 board would have likely been assembled late 2nd Quarter 1972
as the newest chip attached to the board was made week 23 1972