Next Inquiry Project – Mechanical Computer

For my next inquiry project, I will be creating a mechanical computer.

I am planning to 3D print different mechanical logic gates, and assemble them to make a fully functional mechanical typing computer. It will work like a typewriter, except the text is displayed via 15-segment display boards, and it will also be capable of backspacing.

I am currently designing the components, such as the wires, supports, and logic gates, with a 3D editing program called ‘3D Builder’. The program is Windows’ default, and as it’s name implies, is primarily used for creating models for printing.

As the project progresses, I will upload photos and screenshot updates to my blog.

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