Thursday, 27 January 2005

John Pultorak decided to build a real, working replica of the Apollo Guidance Computer - the ones that were used in the actual Apollo spacecraft.

"This report describes my successful project to build a working reproduction of the 1964 prototype for the Block I Apollo Guidance Computer. The AGC is the flight computer for the Apollo moon landings, with one unit in the command module and one in the LEM.

"I built it in my basement. It took me 4 years."

What a great project. Building one of these looks to provide useful insight into the entire computer system, from top to bottom and beginning to end.

This is the computer that got the first people to the moon and back. And you can make one yourself. Now that's cool.

(via engadget.com)



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Friday, 28 January 2005 00:11:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
THAT is totally awesome.
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