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NYC Resistor’s Chris Fenton (who built this tenth-scale Cray-1) is building an electromechanical computer using 3D-printed parts (it doesn’t work yet) and this punchcard reader (which does) will be part of it. Way cool!

John Baichtal

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  1. tributeautomotive says:

    For those of us who used to use Hollerith cards back in the day. I salute you!
    This looks like really interesting implementation of a Turing machine, especially if you can also punch the cards.

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