Electronic Home Controller

Description (Brief)
This hand-made circuit board served as the brain for Gus Searcy and Franz Kavan’s "Butler In A Box" electronic home controller. In addition to the various capacitors, resistors and transistors on the board, there are two integrated circuits. The idea was to couple emerging computer technology with novel wireless devices and make a product that could control a variety of electrical devices in a home.
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Object Name
answering machine component
circuit board
date made
Mastervoice, Incorporated
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 9 cm x 20 cm x 24 cm; 3 9/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 9 7/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Magnetic Recording
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from Gus Searcy
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