Nascom 1

The Nascom 1 and 2 were single board computer kits released in the UK in 1977 and 1979 respectively, based on the Zilog Z80 and featuring a keyboard and video interface, a serial port that could be used to transfer data to a tape cassette store.

Using the Kansas City standard and two 8-bit parallel ports. At the time, the inclusion of a full keyboard and video display interface was unusual, as most microcomputer kits back then came with only a hexadecimal keyboard and a seven-segment display. To minimize costs, the buyer had to assemble a Nascom by hand, soldering about 3,000 connections onto the single circuit board.

Catalog type
Release Date
December 1979
Z80 @ 2 MHz

Museum Collection

Set up in the 70s area.