I had gotten bogged down with the data recovery effort from my COS disk pack in the last year (and my day job building slightly more modern supercomputers got a bit busier), but an awesome programmer named Andras has picked Continue reading
My efforts have slowly been converging on a workable design for a 3D-printable, all-mechanical computer (with an emphasis on the word *slowly*). Inspired by this recent post I saw floating around the ‘net, I thought I would post my most Continue reading
I’ve been reading an awesome textbook on power-loom engineering, and it’s inspired me to try to build my own all-mechanical, jacquard-style punch card reader. I have a small 3-bit version more-or-less working, and up on thingiverse in case anyone wants Continue reading
A project that’s been on my ‘to-do’ list for years now is some kind of autonomous, robotic boat platform. Although I have dreams of crossing the atlantic someday, for now my sights are set on something more local. To that Continue reading
I really wanted to get this thing up and running for the upcoming interactive art show at NYCR. Behold – the FIBIAC! I’ll do a full write-up for it soon with some more details.
After a tedious afternoon of soldering, I have the three counters needed for this prototype mounted along with corresponding stepper motors and driver circuits. I still need to add a circuit board to the middle layer to connect the upper Continue reading
I finally feel like I’m starting to make some progress on this electromechanical computer project. Behold! My prototype electromechanical punch card reader!
Despite my lack of website updates, I actually have continued work on my Cray-1 project. In addition to some progress in recovering an operating system for it, I’ll (hopefully) be releasing another hardware update pretty soon. Major new features that Continue reading
For the last couple of years I’ve just been using my website to host pages about my finished projects (which typically means 2-3 updates a year, at the most). I do a fair amount of work that either 1) never Continue reading