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.

Date Made: 1983

Maker: Mastervoice, Incorporated

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, Magnetic Recording, Communications

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Credit Line: from Gus Searcy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0079.02Catalog Number: 1991.0079.02Accession Number: 1991.0079

Object Name: answering machine componentcircuit board

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 cm x 20 cm x 24 cm; 3 9/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 9 7/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-a6cf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1346930

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