StringCanPhone.AnalogComputer History

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October 01, 2008, at 08:52 AM by OtherMichael - slide rule links
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!! Slide Rules
[[http://www.retrothing.com/2008/09/the-magic-stick.html|The Magic Stick, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Slide Rule]] - comments include a link to [[http://www.sliderules.clara.net/a-to-z/a-to-z.htm|The A-Z of Slide Rules]]
 
 
August 23, 2008, at 11:08 AM by OtherMichael - AKAT-1
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[[http://www.retrothing.com/2008/08/akat-1-retrocom.html|AKAT-1]] - the first transistor-based differential equation analyzer, from 1959. Polish.

->[[http://www.retrothing.com/2008/08/akat-1-retrocom.html|Attach:akat-1.jpg]]
 
 
July 30, 2008, at 04:27 PM by anonymous - Antikythera Mechanism
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!! Antikythera Mechanism
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/science/31computer.html

not sure if this qualifies as analog or digital. gear-toothed cogs. discrete units = digital?
 
 
May 22, 2008, at 09:18 AM by OtherMichael -
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More accurate, faster, but harder to program, and more limited in function.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_computer
[[http://dcoward.best.vwh.net/analog/|Analog Computer Museum]]
[[http://www.play-hookey.com/analog/|Analog Computer Basics]]
[[http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~elec301/Projects99/anlgcomp/|Building an Analog computer]] (school project)

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[[!computers]] [[!analog]]