Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by algenon_iii » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 pm

BBC Micro restoration from down under, most remarkable thing is the "replacement" PSU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6h1rssuUI

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by cmorley » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:57 pm

algenon_iii wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 pm
BBC Micro restoration from down under, most remarkable thing is the "replacement" PSU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6h1rssuUI
That and it being what looks like a USA spec (or German?!) machine.

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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by Kazzie » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:59 am

cmorley wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:57 pm
algenon_iii wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 pm
BBC Micro restoration from down under, most remarkable thing is the "replacement" PSU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6h1rssuUI
That and it being what looks like a USA spec (or German?!) machine.
The innards of that "power supply" are familiar, I'm sure we've had a thread on this machine here on Stardot. (Not that I can find it at the moment...)
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Re: Remarkable videos recently posted on Youtube

Post by BigEd » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:10 am

Perhaps a little OT, but the automatic pneumatic non-destructive linear book scanner shown here is worth a look:
BookScanner.png
See a hardware prototype of an automatic, non-destructive book scanner. The machine turns pages automatically, and captures high-resolution images of each page. It was developed in 20% time, and built in the Google Workshops.

There will be a live demo and a short technical presentation, describing the design process.

Dany Qumsiyeh is an engineer on the Google Books team
See also two short amateur videos of the machine in action:
Google's early linear book scanner prototype (part 1 of 2)
Google's early linear book scanner prototype (part 2 of 2)

and an earlier prototype (one of very many) with a totally different approach:

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