Make sure to get the metric-English conversion right if you’re going to actually use the thing, though

Block I Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC): How to build one in your basement

This would apparently allow you to navigate your basement to the moon and back if you were able to get your basement up to escape velocity.

I wish I was skilled enough to do something like this. Why?

Who knows? But I’ve got a basement, so I’m half-way there. Right?

The site consists of some very large .pdf files. It appears that we’ll have to wait until the Instalanche settles at bit before we can take a look. (via Instapundit)

I’ll post more later if I can get through.


  1. That was a systematic data entry error, rather than a programming error. The conversion involves multiplication, and thinking back to when you had to do this by counting down the multiplier while looping thru summing the multiplicand to itself makes me shudder.

  2. Yeah, I realize that the metric-English thing was different. Just my snarky attempt to poke fun at people who are a thousand times more clever than I am…