It was presented as a series of construction articles in Electronics Australia magazine's August, September and October issues. The technical manual and power transformer were sold separately, as were a kit of I. The computer proved to be a popular construction project, with an advertisement in November claiming: "Over sold. The original name of the computer was "Nova", but it was changed at the last minute to avoid "possible legal ramifications".
This introductory series of projects were designed to introduce people into basic electronics, beginning with analog and ending in digital ICs. Furthermore, it proved to introduce users into larger projects and kits which would ensure return business for Dick Smith Electronics. It was a very successful business for this very reason.
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