Magellan GPS Test Components - Display Screen and Keyboard

The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest hand-held GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 its engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups of a unit. This is the earliest keyboard used to test circuitry and components at Magellan.

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This keyboard was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing early GPS units.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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This keyboard was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing early GPS units.