Relay Computer Overview & Demonstration (April 2016)





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Published on May 15, 2016

!!! Updated version of this video for April 2018 can be found at https://youtu.be/eyUlF1wmxgA !!!

Overview and demonstration of my relay computer which can now perform single SETAB, MOV-8 and ALU instructions.

00:21 - Progress to date (what's new)
02:37 - Overview of computer (picture tour)
07:20 - Demo program (writing and 'compiling')
13:45 - Demonstration part 1 (introduction and background)
18:03 - Demonstration part 2 (execution of program)

The architecture of my computer is based upon the RC-3 relay computer at the Museum of Computer Culture by Phil Ryals and his team which is itself based on the Dr Harry Porter's relay computer (HPRC). These sites are also worth a good look and have a wealth of information available.
HPRC: http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~harry/Relay
RC-3 Relay Computer: http://www.computerculture.org/projec...

The architecture diagram seen in my video is a reproduction of Harry Porter's original and used with kind permission here - thanks Harry.

More details about the computer can be found at my blog: http://relaycomputer.blogspot.co.uk


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