The COMIX-35 - a remake of the COMX-35

Rather a nice authentically-old school single board machine with a nice full size mechanical keyboard:

32k SRAM and running on an 1802 processor. You do need to find a source for the 4 older chips…

Full build instructions within:

There is apparently a lot of free software (although the linked archive site seems to be broken):

The COMX-35 has a keyboard with an integrated joystick in place of cursor keys. It was relatively inexpensive and in the Netherlands it came with a ‘large’ collection of free software. COMX-35 was manufactured in Hong Kong by COMX World Operations Ltd.

Here’s the original machine:
http://www.comx35.com/comx35.html
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http://retro.hansotten.nl/uploads/rb/COMX35%20Hobbycomputer%20September%201984.pdf

for a (dutch) review september 1984.

A relative popular machine in the Netherlands due to an active distributor.

https://www.comxclub.hobby-site.com/ is the site of the COMX-35 club, lots of usefull info there!

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Well, the 1802s are easy! Just order ten Hitachi 6309 CPUs from Ebay and scratch your head when ten RCA 1802s arrive.

(Warning: this technique may not work for people who are not as ditzy as me. This was not the vendor’s fault. Anyway, if anybody’s here in Japan and wants an 1802…)

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Thanks @HansOtten - I see you wrote and published two articles in that timeframe. It would be great to run those through OCR to add a text layer (generally useful, but especially useful to someone who will need machine translation!) I usually upload such documents to the Internet Archive for the benefit of free OCR, although I have in the past used Tesseract locally.

Unfortunately it looks to me like the software archive at the COMX-35 club is no longer working - do you happen to have an archive of software, or know where one might be found? I see your article mentions both Basic and Forth. (And if I’m not mistaken, also a tiny Pascal written in Forth…)

I love the looks of it. Well done!