0

May 29, 2017 AT 3:00 pm

Britain’s First Home Computer Terminal from 1967

Check out this retro clip from the BBC archives, which shows us the capabilities of Europe’s first home computer.

Derek Cooper reports on Europe’s first home computer terminal. Installed into the home of industrial consultant Rex Malik (pictured above), it includes an electric typewriter and can send and receive messages, update his diary and check his bank balance. Even his four-year-old son Nicholas can use it to work out basic maths problems. Can we expect a computer like this in every home in the future? Time will tell.

Read more.


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world

Wearables — Hand beading mimicry

Electronics — Trigger happy oscilloscope?

Biohacking — Biohacking: Visioneer – AI Glasses to Assist the Visually Impaired

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



2 Comments

  1. Classic.

    The noise those old teletype machines make is unbelievable. Turning it on and “receiving a stock report” would certainly wake you up with a jolt.

  2. As Scott Holmes said, they were noisy machines, but that sound is music to my ears. My first real experience with computers was in the early 1970s, using these wondrous machines!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.