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Hacker extracts data from scrap yard discovered APOLLO GUIDANCE COMPUTER rope memory

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Winston

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Hacker extracts data from scrap yard discovered APOLLO GUIDANCE COMPUTER rope memory after 18 months of analysis (including x-rays of modules shown in 2nd video).

http://hackaday.com/2016/09/02/decoding-rediscovered-rope-memory-from-the-apollo-guidance-computer/

Note the custom laser cut module test jig box. Nice stage separation film at end of first video.:

[video=youtube;WquhaobDqLU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WquhaobDqLU[/video]

[video=youtube;-BlivdwXRZU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BlivdwXRZU[/video]

[video=youtube;OkFy30kxfh4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkFy30kxfh4[/video]
 

thomas

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Pretty impressive that somebody found them 40 years ago in scrap and recognized to keep them.
 

markkoelsch

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Impressive that after all this time he could get anything from it.
 

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