May.1, 2012

NYC Resistor's Chris Fenton is assembling his own electromechanical computer with 3D printed parts. He found this idea in an old book of mechanical mechanisms. All the parts were printed on a Makerbot Thingomatic 3D printer.

"After a tedious afternoon of soldering, I have the three counters needed for this prototype mounted along with corresponding stepper motors and driver circuits. I still need to add a circuit board to the middle layer to connect the upper and lower layers (to connect the counters to both the card reader and the microcontroller used for sequencing). "

In the video below Chris gave a nice answer in the interview:
- "Why build an electromechanical computer?"
- "Because I have a 3D printer, and I can."


Source: Chris Fenton


Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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