Z3 builders?

From: Jgzabol_at_aol.com <(Jgzabol_at_aol.com)>
Date: Thu Mar 4 13:16:52 1999

In einer eMail vom 03.03.99 09:57:34 MEZ, schreibt Doug:

 On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Bill Yakowenko wrote:
> Is anyone out there actually tinkering with building a relay machine?
> The other day I found SPDT relays for less than a buck each in a
> Digi-Key catalog. Seems to me they were $0.81 each in quantities of 100
> or more; maybe $1.06 each for 25. I know NPDT (N>1) is better, but for
> less than $1 each, this seems pretty good.
 I've created a small private mailing list for a few people (including me)
 who are (thinking about) building relay machines. You can get relays
 pretty cheap at surplus electronic shops, but that doesn't sound like a
 bad deal for matching new relays....

Hi Doug,

would you mind to keep me informed ? Before turning to tube equipment,
I studied relays. In my way of doing things, strict register transfer logic,
a computer is no more general than a counter (on the base level),
so I built two different relay counters to see how the technology feels like.
It did not agree with me, so I turned to tubes. But still, I would find it
quite interesting to see what you do !

You are aware of the Halle site on Zuse Z3?

John G. Zabolitzky
Received on Thu Mar 04 1999 - 13:16:52 GMT

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