Lego Dacta Interface 70909
The LEGO DACTA 70909 interface controller has 8 inputs, 8 outputs, 1 on input and 1 red stop button which are controlled from an RS232 interface. It has an Input of 9-12V~ 50/60 Hz 7VA and an Output of 9V DC total max. 5VA
LEGO Dacta is a hands-on learning activity to supplement regular science instruction in the areas of: motion, power, energy and electricity. It also includes connections to maths, technology, language arts and social studies. Students learn by doing. LEGO Dacta encourages students to explore, investigate, problem solve and become enthusiastic inventors!
The founder of LEGO was Ole Kirk Christiansen. He was a master carpenter and joiner in the village of Billund, Denmark. Ole Kirk Christiansen set up his LEGO and toy business in 1932. Twenty-six years later the great founder of LEGO died and his son, Godfred Kirk Christiansen took over the company. The Dacta division started in 1980. LEGO Dacta kits hit the market in 1998. The kits were a huge hit!
Instructions for use:
This controller is from The Perse School in Cambridge and was used to control motorised lego models via computer. We are extremely grateful to Simon Judd of The Perse School for donating this.Date : 1993
Manufacturer : Lego
Physical Description : Cardboard box Cardboard insert Dactca unit Power supply Connecting cable Interface cable Transformer
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH6998. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.