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801

Gemini was the company that rose from the ashes of the demise of Nascom (at the same time that Lucas bought the Nascom name). The computer was thus designed by the people who initially set up Nascom.

In fact, it tooke advantage of some of the later ideas floated around the Nascom 2. Although it was available as a series of single boards and plug-in modules for the 'kit' enthusiasts, it was mainly sold as a complete unit with typewriter style keyboard and dual floppy disc drive. 64 KB of user RAM was provided as standard and the computer came with two Z80A processors, one driving the video, the other doing all the rest.

Software provided included a CP/M operating system and a 24 KB Microsoft BASIC interpreter

We need more info about this console ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

I am very keen to gather and archive as much Gemini software and documentation as I can. These were great machines, however, very little seems to have been kept over the years.

If you can help me preserve this stuff for future generations, please get in touch via john.newcombe@me.com or this forum.

          
Sunday 9th June 2019
John Newcombe (United Kingdom)
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NAME  801
MANUFACTURER  Gemini
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  1981
CONTROLLERS  Full stroke 59 keys
CPU  2 x Zilog Z80A
SPEED  4 MHz
RAM  64 KB
VRAM  Unknown
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  80 chars x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  512 x 256 dots
COLORS  Monochrome
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  2 x Parallel Centronics, Serial RS232, Cassette tape, Light Pen
MEDIA  Two 5''1/4 disk-drives 315 KB each
NUMBER OF GAMES  CP/M and MP/M
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PRICE  £1420




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