microcomputer microcomputer  /ˈmaɪ ˌkroʊ kəm ˈpju tər/


  • (n) a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time



  1. In 1975 Stephen Wozniak, then a 25-year-old designer at Hewlett-Packard, went to his boss with the idea of a microcomputer that could be hooked up to a home television set.
  2. The microcomputer is achieving dramatic effects on the ailing human body.
  3. But when the breeze comes up, a microcomputer unfurls a pair of rectangular canvas sails and aligns them to the wind.


  • BrickPi Is A Robotics Hacking Platform That Combines Raspberry Pi And LEGO Mindstorms

    DIY micro-robotics is having a moment. The latest project to take the crowdfunding route to build out a platform for playing around with robotics is called BrickPi. As its name suggests, BrickPi is a mash-up of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, co-opted to act as the brains of the robot, plus LEGO Mindstorms sensors, bricks and motors for crafting its working parts. Firmware is written in Arduino.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

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  1. "Entirely out of his own head, without the backing of a research lab or anyone, he wrote the first language for a microcomputer operating system ...... before there was even a microcomputer," Evans wrote.
    on Mar 1, 2005 By: Harold Evans Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. Instead, Benson said, Congress should staff NASA "from top down" with "A- team players" who have a successful track record in developing "lower-cost, smaller, innovative microcomputer-like technologies."
    on Apr 19, 2004 By: Jim Benson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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