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YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
04-06-2020, 05:58 PM
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YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
I think this might be of interest to some of you:

https://youtu.be/g0PIXvjTasI
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04-06-2020, 06:59 PM
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(04-06-2020 05:58 PM)anetzer Wrote:  I think this might be of interest to some of you:

https://youtu.be/g0PIXvjTasI

Thank you!

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04-06-2020, 07:22 PM
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
I highly recommend following Curious Marc's YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3bosUr...4sBaLs-Adw

He features lots of vintage HP Stuff.
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04-13-2020, 11:26 PM
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
Journey to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Guidance Computer (Library of Flight)

Available from the usual outlets... but not cheap, superb book.

HP-28S (1988 US model), DM41X (2020)
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04-14-2020, 04:03 AM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2020 05:17 AM by Geoff Quickfall.)
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
Great video!

So here is mine:

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A shot of the DSKY installed in the 787 flight deck;

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Check out the following links if you want to make one:

Open DSKY project

Apollo project

Mine is arduino based and has the launch and lunar landing voice over with correct displays as well as many other functions: GPS, RTC, over 30 VERB NOUN sequences fully function as to the display, not the Saturn V rocket ;-)

Just noticed to the right of the two red switches (stab trim cutout switches) is a small piece of paper. It is the printout from my HP 41CL which calculates and prints a break schedule for the flight crew.
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04-14-2020, 01:47 PM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2020 01:59 PM by BobVA.)
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
(04-14-2020 04:03 AM)Geoff Quickfall Wrote:  So here is mine...

"Washington Center, Eagle Heavy. We have a 1201 alarm."

Thanks for the links!
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04-14-2020, 02:03 PM
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
The Apollo Guidance Computer
 Architecture and Operation
  Springer-Praxis
   © 2010
    ISBN 978 1 4419 0876 6
SPRINGER PRAXIS BOOKS IN SPACE EXPLORATION

"The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation presents the three major organizational levels of the AGC. First, the programmers' view … The second section is devoted to the operating system software … The third and final section leaves the hardware and Executive behind to enter the world of mission software and its' operation."

BEST!
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04-14-2020, 02:23 PM
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
(04-14-2020 02:03 PM)SlideRule Wrote:  The Apollo Guidance Computer
 Architecture and Operation

In addition to that excellent book, I enjoyed:

Digital Apollo
Human and Machine in Spaceflight
By David A. Mindell
How human pilots and automated systems worked together to achieve the ultimate in flight—the lunar landings of NASA's Apollo program.

...and the Science Channel documentary "Moon Machines" (available on Amazon and probably other streaming services). The series focuses on interviews with Apollo engineers and is well worth viewing. Part 3 covers the AGC.
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04-14-2020, 05:20 PM (This post was last modified: 04-14-2020 05:23 PM by Geoff Quickfall.)
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
The Apollo guidance book is an excellent resource. Picked it up last year.

The first portable computer! Of curse it needed a Saturn V to carry it ;-)

Geoff

The 1201 and 1202 alarms are part of the programming and the two major simulations!

“1201”
“1201 Roger”
“We are a go Houston”
“Roger”

Two minutes later:

“1202”

Sure is interesting watching the display fully synced with the vocal in real time.
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04-14-2020, 05:44 PM
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
(04-14-2020 02:03 PM)SlideRule Wrote:  The Apollo Guidance Computer
 Architecture and Operation
  Springer-Praxis
   © 2010
    ISBN 978 1 4419 0876 6
SPRINGER PRAXIS BOOKS IN SPACE EXPLORATION


Great book. The author is Frank O'Brien. For those of us on the east coast, Frank heads up the InfoAge Space Exploration Center:

InfoAge Space Exploration Center

Quote:Speaker Frank O’Brien has been volunteering at InfoAge since 2003, and is a Solar System Ambassador for Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the author of a very successful book “Apollo Guidance Computer”. Frank gives lectures on all aspects of spaceflight.

I've attended many of the lectures/talks and they are always enjoyable and educational.

Last year I attended a wonderful talk by Kimberly Kowel Arcand on "How to Color the Universe in 2D and 3D".

Kimberly Kowel Arcand

Of course everything is shut down right now.


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04-14-2020, 08:46 PM
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RE: YouTube Find: Lunar Module Guidance Computer (WSJ)
(04-14-2020 04:03 AM)Geoff Quickfall Wrote:  Great video!

So here is mine:

A shot of the DSKY installed in the 787 flight deck;

Mine is arduino based and has the launch and lunar landing voice over with correct displays as well as many other functions: GPS, RTC, over 30 VERB NOUN sequences fully function as to the display, not the Saturn V rocket ;-)

Just noticed to the right of the two red switches (stab trim cutout switches) is a small piece of paper. It is the printout from my HP 41CL which calculates and prints a break schedule for the flight crew.

Very cool, Geoff! You have all the fun toys. I recently sent a note to Marc Verdiell, the head of the Apollo Guidance Computer project. He works for one of my customers. He'd be a great guest speaker at the next (in person) HHC conference.
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