The Red Box system is an early home automation system designed to integrate with home computers. This system is designed for the BBC Micro. It consists of several different units:
Date : 1986
- Red Leader: this unit connects to the user's microcomputer and is a complete microcomputer in its own right. It can control other red units through mains-line networking. An optional real-time clock upgrade is available so it can continue working without a microcomputer attached.
- Red One: this unit can switch a mains socket on or off under control from Red Leader. Maximum load is 13 amps.
- Red Two: this unit contains an infra-red sensor which can detect movement within a range of approximately six metres. Upon detection of movement, a signal is sent to Red Leader.
Manufacturer : Human-Computer Interface Ltd
Format : Red Box
Physical Description : User Guide
Red One Module
Red Leader Module
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH36892. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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