The Altair 8800 is a microcomputer designed in 1974 by MITS and based on the Intel 8080 CPU. Interest grew quickly after it was featured on the cover of the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics, and was sold by mail order through advertisements there, in …
Altair 8800 Computer with 8-inch floppy disk system
This "Tracking Light for Model Rockets" project appeared in the September 1969 issue of Model Rocketry and was the first kit sold by MITS.
A May 1975 advertisement for the Altair 8800 Computer appeared in Popular Electronics, Radio-Electronics, and other magazines.