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Topic: Core rope memory (pre-Arduino) (Read 191 times) previous topic - next topic

wolfv

Apr 29, 2014, 09:16 am Last Edit: Apr 29, 2014, 09:19 am by wolfv Reason: 1
Here is some history trivia.
Some of the earliest firmware was on core rope memory.

The Block II Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) used 72 kb of core rope memory (placed within one cubic foot).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_memory

It took months to weave the memory... and people complain about compile times today XD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P12r8DKHsak&t=20s

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