On 30 Mar 2007 at 0:00, Steve Thatcher wrote:
it was the 1967 issue of Electronics Illustrated
that was sold on eBay (not Radio-Electronics)
I remember reading that article when it came out. I recall the neon-
bulb ring counters--they looked like a nightmare to get right and
something that would eventually require more tweaking as the bulbs
There were other "computers" that made their showing at science
fairs. One was a tic-tac-toe playing design that, IIRC, used Stroger
switches (something that might have also worked for the calculator
shown in the magazine article).
When I did a Wikipedia search for "Electronics Illustrated," I found a link to
this full set of
page images about another "computer" from that magazine. Not the same as the
one sold on eBay,
but still interesting:
Don't pick lemons.
See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos.