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MITS 816 Electronic Calculator Introduction Article
Amateur Computer Soceity Newsletter, November, 1971

Short news release announcing the publication of an article in Popular Electronics magazine introducing the MITS 816 electronic calculator kit, based on the Electronic Arrays S-80 six-chip MOS large-scale integration calculator chipset. The S-80 chipset contained a change to the microcode of Electronic Arrays' original S-100 chipset that provided a different means for setting the decimal point position.
The MITS 816 has significant historical significance, as it was the first electronic calculator to be offered as a kit that anyone with a modicum of electronics skills could put together themselves.