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Robert Pearlman

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posted 01-29-2018 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DIY DSKY: Apollo astronaut keypad being rebooted as open source replica

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 "Open DSKY 50th Anniversary" by S&T Electronics.

David C

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posted 01-30-2018 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pledged. All these space Kickstarters are starting to get expensive.


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posted 01-30-2018 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I pledged too! This looks like a fun project! Getting a kit, without the electronics.

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