Extending the Micro
The computer system so far described will carry out business, scientific, educational and games programs, displaying results on a TV screen or recording data on tape or disc. However, computers have now become widely used in industry to control equipment and industrial processes, such as on a car production line or in air traffic control. For these applications the computer, such as the Spectrum or BBC/Electron, is directly coupled to motors, relays and lights, and can sense the outputs of temperature or light sensors to control complete systems.
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