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DIY DSKY: Apollo astronaut keypad being rebooted as open source replica
[i]Compared to the computer interfaces of today, the display keyboard used by the Apollo astronauts aboard their spacecraft might look quaint — until you recall that it was central to flying to the first humans to the moon almost half a century ago.
Now, a Columbus, Georgia electronics company that has recreated World War II Enigma machines and specialized in "location-based entertainment" devices has set its sights on offering the Apollo Guidance Computer's (AGC) display keyboard as an open source, Arduino-based replica ready in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2019.
"Imagine having this iconic device on your desk," reads the Kickstarter page for the "[URL=http://kck.st/2rDNpcZ]Open DSKY 50th Anniversary[/URL]" by S&T Electronics.[/i]
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