Mechanical Targeting Computers

Mechanical computers are just amazing. The complexity and effectiveness of multiplying cams, shafts, cogs, adding and subtracting gearings, and the like are simply stunning. In a modern age of high capacity storage devices and lightning fast digital processing Its easy to loose track of what we could do, and did, with a mastery of mathematics and mechanical engineering. Watch all 7 videos circa 1953 and really gain an appreciation for these amazing devices.

Tagged , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: