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Creating the housing

A project log for Recreating the Jupiter Ace

Recreation of the 'Fastest computer in the Universe' that runs FORTH.

Cees MeijerCees Meijer 05/28/2019 at 09:180 Comments

Since I have not been able to find a decent 3D drawing of the Jupiter ACE housing I created this myself in Designspark Mechanical.

Since I do not own one to take measurements from I collected as much photos as possible, preferably from the sides and top. The only fixed measures I head were those of the PCB, so I used that as the basis. Then I used placed the photos on different layers and scaled the 3D model until it fits the images.

What I overlooked in the first place was that the housing of the ACE is significantly larger than that of a ZX-80, which I previously printed successfully. So I had to split the model into printable parts.

And once assembled, the top section looks a lot like the original.

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