[vcf-midatlantic] MOBIDIC replica project

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 12:55:50 EST 2017


Very exciting-  It might be possible to work towards some sort of a
working replica then!

On 12/1/2017 12:39 PM, Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> For some reason, I feel compelled to tackle the creation of a small
> microprocessor (Arduino, etc.) emulator for the MOBIDIC. I found technical
> specifications for the MOBIDIC 7A and discovered just how different it was
> to modern computing architecture. Interesting stuff. It's kind of fun
> learning about things like a Hollerith Constant for character storage, and
> its implementation in the MOBIDIC.
>
>
> Learn something new everyday... :)
>
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org> wrote:
>
>> Ever consider a smaller scale for display purposes?
>> Well we already have a small scale model made by the Army on display. If
>> we're going to make something, then let's go all the way. :)
>>
>> As for the emulation, will the design, architecture, components,
>>> programming materials be available to the group
>>>
>> I'll endeavor to get it all onto Bitsavers.
>>
>>    so those interested can
>>> figure out what effort they can or may contribute to the project?
>>> Considering the comparable lack of complexity, it could be emulated on an
>>> Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi
>>>
>> Something like that would be great, then we could show people (instead of
>> just telling them), "This whole truck is emulated in a $10 microcontroller."
>>




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