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Restoring an Apollo Guidance Computer, Part IV (rescue1130.blogspot.com)
82 points by kencausey 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

Hey all, Mike here! I'll be more than happy to answer any questions about the project, the AGC we're restoring, or anything else!

What's the endgame for the restoration? Does the owner plan to put it on display once it's fully operational? (Wishful thinking, I know)

Yes, the current plan is to do a bit of an exhibition/tour with it. Details are still murky, since we still have a good bit of work to do to get it fully working.

Hi! Do you have any idea if Marc or Carl for that matter is going to be posting any video of this work?

Yeah, definitely. We took a ton of pictures and video. I'm not sure when they will be posted, since I'm sure there's a lot of editing to do.

This is awesome, I hadn't seen the other parts yet.

The naming of the URL slugs is a little confusing. Part II is called Part 9, Part III is called Part 53, and Part IV is called part 10.

Incredibly cool project. The picture of the pulse at the top of part I is oddly thrilling.

Yeah, it was absolutely incredible to see that clock being generated for the first time. That was the first module we powered up, since it's the easiest -- just give it 4V and 14V power inputs, and it should start clocking. But it was also a scary one, because that's one of the three potted modules in the computer, so trying to fix it would be difficult. And the design review book for the computer has nothing good to say about the durability of one of the components in it.

Wonderful to see such an important piece of history brought back to life!

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