Mechanical & paper computers
A 1950’s US Navy training film about mechanical computers and their use in gun aiming on ships, split into 7 parts on YouTube, starts with: Mechanical computer part 1
It’s fascinating stuff, showing how cams, gears, differentials and all kinds of other mechanical contraptions can be used in making calculations.
And using office supplies…
Want to get even more low-tech? How about a paper Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer – Build Your Own Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer
Written by , Sunday 13th March 2011
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