Magellan Developmental Display Screen and Keyboard for GPS Receiver

Description
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest keyboard. Together with the "breadboard" (2010.0154.01) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
maker
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.8775 cm x 11.43 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
2010.0154.02
accession number
2010.0154
catalog number
2010.0154.02
Credit Line
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
Exhibition
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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