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Ugly But it Works - Segment Addressing on the Boyd Calculator

This is truly ugly but perseverance is important, or something..

I brought up 3 data lines from the CPU board on some flying leads and hacked them on to the display chip. 517 more words

I'm Not Proud of This

I’ve kind of borked the boyd calculator. I wanted to convert the display to segment addressed rather than decoded. This means supplying 8(or at least 7) data bits to the… 412 more words

FO: Simplicity 1805 D

4 FO posts in a week, must be all the new year momentum getting to me.

This is short as I don’t have much to say, I’m in need of more tops so have been picking up fabric when purchasing for other things. 32 more words


The Boyd Programmer's Calculator

This is a mockup of a programmer’s calculator based on the Boyd printing calculator.

I’m pretty sure he had one of these made for his use while writing the original code. 87 more words


This Day In Our Family History

1700 – John Gunter and Johanna Bendall were married

1733 – Hester and Esther Orpin were christened in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England

1805 – Phebe Wright was born and christened in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England to John Wright and Ann Perry… 9 more words

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