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The Corkboard Computer

A project log for Germanium Calculus

Retro calculator that uses only antique germanium semiconductors ;)

SHAOSSHAOS 12/25/2016 at 06:142 Comments

This semi-retro technique to build DIY computer was inspired by this amazing piece of art ("The Cardboard Computer"):

https://hackaday.io/project/19048/instructions

I decided to implement my own very similar approach for "Germanium Calculus" project - namely The Corkboard Computer concept ;)

I started with these things that I stumbled upon in the local grocery store:

As you can see it's 125 yellowish tacks for $1.99 or about 1.6 cent per point!

Then I bought these cork tiles in another store (4 tiles 12''x12'' for $7.49):

Then I successfully tried to solder something to it :)

For now I think it's the best way to finally build my "Germanium Calculus"...

Discussions

Dr. Cockroach wrote 12/25/2016 at 09:24 point

The thumb tack revolution, Yessss.

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 12/25/2016 at 07:10 point

:-D

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