RARE FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA CROMEMCO CYCLOPS MODEL 3301 S-100 BOARD 1976. Brand new in box Cromemco Cyclops Camera with original contents. Dated 1976, this was kept on a shelf from that year and never used. Contains the Model 3301 Camera, 88 CCC Board 1 To Cyclops, Schematic Diagrams, Instruction Manual, Assembly and Checkout Manual and other original diagrams. There are two plaques that have never been mounted on the camera that read Cyclops Digital Camera TM. This is an extremely rare piece of history that belongs in a museum. The Cromemco Cyclops , introduced in 1975 by Cromemco, was the first commercial all-digital camera using a digital. It was also the first digital camera to be interfaced to a microcomputer. The digital sensor for the camera was a modified 1 kb dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that offered a resolution of 32 × 32 pixels (0.001 megapixels). The Cyclops Camera was developed by Terry Walker, Harry Garland, and Roger Melen, and introduced as a hobbyist construction project in the February 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. One month earlier the MITS Altair 8800 microcomputer had been introduced in this same magazine. Les Solomon, technical editor of Popular Electronics, saw the value of interfacing the Cyclops to the Altair, and put Roger Melen (co-developer of the Cyclops) in contact with Ed Roberts (president of MITS) to discuss a collaboration. Roger Melen met with Ed Roberts at MITS headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Roger Melen formed a partnership with Harry Garland to produce the Cyclops Camera, and other products for the Altair computer. They named their new venture “Cromemco” after the Stanford University dormitory (Crothers Memorial Hall) where they both had lived as graduate students. In January 1976 MITS introduced the Cromemco Cyclops Camera as the first peripheral for the Altair Computer. We always pack with great care. The item “RARE FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA CROMEMCO CYCLOPS MODEL 3301 S-100 BOARD 1976″ is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “digger-of-treasures” and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: 3301
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Cromemco