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Гигатрон lecture in Moscow, September 9

Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 14:49
by walter
Hi,

I will be demoing the Gigatron and doing a lecture about it at Neúron space, the Moscow Hackerspace on Monday, September 9th at 20:00 hours.

https://neuronspace.timepad.ru/event/1054393/

Re: Гигатрон lecture in Moscow, September 9

Posted: 10 Sep 2019, 15:12
by walter
It was very nice yesterday to meet so many Russian people at the hackerspace. It was extra special to talk about creating a TTL computer in a land where computers were hard to get in the 1970s/1980s and many bright people built their own, just as we did so many years later.

I would really love to be able to build a Gigatron with Soviet TTL chips (like the famous 155 series) but I guess these components are hard to find.

The talk was recorded and will be translated into Russian. Thanks to Pavel Zhovner for all his work!

Here is the slidedeck I used: walter/gigatron-neuron.pdf

I also met Sergey Panarin, who has built an Apple-1 replica (see http://apple1.smartykit.org/). It was built on a breadboard, and Sergey plans on making this into a kit as well - a breadboard kit! We exchanged some ideas and I am curious to see what the final version will look like.

Here we are showing both kits:
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Re: Гигатрон lecture in Moscow, September 9

Posted: 26 Sep 2019, 11:10
by walter
Neuron space has uploaded a video of the lecture I gave:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjWBwj0OaOg