Rewind a few tens of years and computers used to make really impressive noises that matched their impressive size. A virtual symphony of noise told you that things were really happening in there, things that could probably take a finger off it you happened to stick it in the wrong place!
|1955 computer engineer. Popular Mechanics in 1949 confidently declared: "Computers of the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"|
The latest creation I have seen was built by Rory Mangles and christened TIM-8. It is the 8th in a series of increasingly complex and refined builds the last of which qualifies as a complete computer with input/output and processing abilities.
|The TIM-8 8-bit relay computer using on 152 relays.|