Micral

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Date Introduced
1973
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
5 x 17 x 15 1/4 in.
Manufacturer
Realisations Etudes Electroniques (R2E)
Credit Line
Gift of Thi T. Truong/ Toutes Technologies Télématiques
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
France
Keywords
process control; Homebrew
Object ID
X705.86
Speed
1 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$1,300

André Truong Trong Thi and François Gernelle designed the Micral for process control. It was a $1,700 fully-assembled computer using the Intel 8008 microprocessor. A few were sold as personal computers, but most were used in real-time applications like tollbooths.