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The robot's "brain" is an 8-bit MC68HC11E9 microprocessor running at 2Mhz with 8K or EEPROM. In English, that equals the processing power of the first IBM PC, or the early Atari and Commodore home computers. For the younger set, it's about the same as the origional Nintendo. No matter what you compare it to, it's no supercomputer. But that's ok, because we are looking to increase system complexity by adding more robots, not by running humongous code. This chip is great for building robots because it has extensive input/output hardware built right into the chip. This reduces the need for external components.
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