EDSAC reconstruction on target

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On target at almost one-third of the way through, the EDSAC reconstruction project volunteers meet in October 2013 at the University of Cambridge, where the original EDSAC was built, to discuss progress.

  • Andrew Herbert gives the project overview showing what's been done, being done and awaiting work.
  • Nigel Bennée continues to unpick the design of the arithmetic unit.
  • Chris Burton explores some of the frustrating mechanical problems.
  • John Pratt shows progress with the coincidence unit and the elimination of noise spikes.
  • Peter Linington reports on the nickel delay lines
  • And EDSAC Project trustee and head of the Cambridge laboratory, Professor Andy Hopper visits the project.

Filming by David Allen.

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