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Offline dave_k

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Apollo AGC Restoration
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:38:52 am »
This would almost have to be the holy grail of restoration projects!

 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 11:59:58 am »
Interesting how this version has a ROM emulator instead of the usual hard wired ROM.
Rather useful for a public display of how the computer works, as can change the software at will.
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 12:35:37 pm »
 8)
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 04:03:13 am »
Part 2

 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 09:07:55 am »
That is VERY cool  8)
Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the next episodes!
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2018, 10:13:44 am »
Their restoration of a Xerox Alto was also very impressive - recommended viewing!
 
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2018, 10:21:58 am »
Just watched this one, this is how they made the AGC modules and memory, impressive!

 
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 03:49:23 pm »


 
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 11:34:10 pm »

HP TE goodness at start of first video duly noted. :^)

 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 09:05:58 am »
Go for power up!

 
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 09:32:55 pm »
Ahh that was nice!
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2018, 01:02:23 am »


 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 03:46:15 am »
Their restoration of a Xerox Alto was also very impressive - recommended viewing!

 They also recently rebuilt/restored a Teletype (model 19?) from the 50s era. Very cool, much like restoring a classic car accept one doesn't want it to burn rubber.
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 09:49:57 am »
Part 5:

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 03:04:48 pm »
Most folk have no idea how cool this is. I wonder if there will be a Part 6 where they connect a DSKY?
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2019, 03:38:35 pm »
Part 6 (these guys are ├╝ber-cool!!)

 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2019, 04:23:35 pm »
As someone who, as a child, witnessed the moon landings, I am simply very glad that there are people recognizing the historical value of these masterpieces, and attempting to document and recreate it before the details vanish.

Although not as famous, the Apollo Saturn V Launch Vehicle Digital Computer (LVDC), is also part of this history. Fran Blanche has an excellent video on this computer:

 
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 11:56:50 am »
It's really interesting, thanks for posting it.  8)
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2019, 01:58:12 pm »
Looking forward to seeing more of the restoration effort.
 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2019, 03:31:49 am »
#8...

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2019, 12:09:07 am »


Apollo AGC Part 9: Unboxing my Apollo IRIG Gyroscope

 

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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
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Re: Apollo AGC Restoration
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2019, 09:08:17 pm »


Everyone wearing gloves and so careful taking the modules out...

Then during testing (at time 5:28), they soldered wires to the gold connector pins.
Just how to you get that cleaned off?

"Apollo AGC Restoration" --> NO!         "Apollo AGC Destruction" --> YES!
 


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