The Computer that Got Man to the Moon

SparkFun Electronics have put up a post about a really interesting book on the computer system that helped man reach the moon (the Apollo missions). SparkFun include some excerpts and pictures from the book, so check it out if you’re interested in old school ‘high tech’ hehe. They compare the Apollo computer with a common microcontroller of today – the ATmega168.

Note: The content is directed more towards people with a background in electronics, so those who aren’t forward biased by bipolar junction transistors may not understand everything – BUT the pictures are still pretty ;)

This book is available from The MIT Press as well as Amazon (slightly cheaper).

SparkFun Electronics – Apollo vs Atmel


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