WDC-1 Presentation

A project log for WDC-1 a "Working Digital Computer"

Make a computer based on the book "How to Build a Working Digital Computer" by Edward Alcosser, James P. Phillips, and Allen M. Wolk

Michael GardiMichael Gardi 01/05/2020 at 15:200 Comments

With some of the components finished, I started thinking about what the final project would look like. My initial thought was to build a slanted console and arrange the panels on top much like the CT-650 pictured in the Description above or a Minivac 601.  But when I started thinking about Max Maxfield and Joe Farr's talk about implementing their computer as a: "...a series of glass-fronted wooden cabinets" plus the very nature of the Working Digital Computer as a teaching tool I changed my mind.  Instead I designed some simple stands to hold the panels upright at a small angle:

The components will be wired together with quick connects so they can be easily detached and examined.  It's my convertible with the top down look. 

BTW here is a sneak peek at my Control Panel implementation with a clue to where I will be going with it.