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

  • 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.
  • Microsoft, the leading microcomputer-software firm, has put its considerable prestige and programming talent behind Microsoft Word, a word-processing program that is loaded with .
  • Encoded in invisible "pits," the numbers are read by a player equipped with a laser beam, which relays the information to a microcomputer that converts the digits back to sound.
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  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - TechCrunch

  • Jim Benson in San Francisco Chronicle
    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."

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