Tiki 100 was a desktop microcomputer manufactured by Tiki Data of Oslo, Norway. Lauched in the spring of 1984 under the original name Kontiki¹ 100 ², the computer was first and foremost intended for the emerging educational sector, especially for primary schools.

The computer was based on the Zilog Z80 CPU, and featured:

  • A full-travel keyboard integrated into the computer case
  • A colour graphics CRT interface with palette, supporting 40, 80 or 160 by 25 characters
  • A TV interface
  • A polyphonic sound generator
  • One or two integrated 5¼ inch floppy disk drives
  • Two RS-232 serial ports
  • One Centronics printer port
  • 96 kilobytes of RAM memory
  •   8 kilobytes of EPROM memory

Software included:

Later, an Intel 8088 based IBM PC compatible model running MS-DOS was made, somewhat confusingly called Tiki 100 Rev.D. In addition to being PC compatible, it also contained a Z80 processor so that it could seamlessly run the original Tiki 100 software. The two processors shared the same bus, and the Z80 programs still ran under the 8088 operating system.


  1. Due to a dispute with Thor Heyerdahl, famous for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, the name was later changed to Tiki 100.
  2. Early versions had 4KB EPROM, and the '100' in the machine's name was based on the total KB amount of memory.

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