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BBC Micro Red Box

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:

  • 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.

Date : 1986

Manufacturer : Human-Computer Interface Ltd

Format : Red Box

Physical Description : User Guide Project Manual Red One Module Red Leader Module Red Two

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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