Scelbi 8H
image of the original SCELBI provided by Curtis from Kentucky

The Intel 8008 and SCELBI Mini-Computer

The SCELBI (SCientic-ELectronics-BIology) was arguably the first commercially available micro-computer marketed toward hobbyist.   The core of the design was based on the new Intel 8008 micro-processor.  The company name, SCELBI, which stands for SCientic-ELectronics-BIology, clearly indicates that the business clearly had a plan to penetrate specific markets which were not necessarily hobby oriented.   

Other important sites with SCELBI information - The premier online source of SCELBI documentation -Frank Zawacki, an early employee, recommends this article about SCELBI - Bryan's Mark 8 pages - includes lots of relevant documentation

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