Author Topic: Apollo Guidance Computer source code  (Read 726 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Anders

  • Deleted
  • Poster of Extraordinary Magnitude
  • *
  • Posts: 13805
Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« on: February 06, 2016, 06:48:16 AM »
Apollo Guidance Computer source code:

Emulate your own Apollo Guidance Computer!
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” Charles Darwin

Offline SpaceTrout

  • Off to a Start
  • *
  • Posts: 32
Re: Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 07:06:30 PM »
Very cool.

Offline HighPockets

  • Well Established
  • *****
  • Posts: 1940
Re: Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 01:56:41 PM »
Hmm, scrolling through the list of routines I see this:


Ahh, programmers, what a sense of humor. Then this shows up:


Now I'm thinking am I really looking at Apollo source code or the programming for Space Cadet Pinball for WinXP?
Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

Offline Pusher Robot

  • Frequent Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 2217
  • Do you have stairs in your house?
Re: Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 10:04:55 AM »
I really enjoyed this documentary episode on the computer:

A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.
Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: “You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong.”
Knight turned the machine off and on.
The machine worked.