Mars Lander (a bold project)

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Ardunaut

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Oct 4, 2021, 8:55:51 PMOct 4
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Due to budget cuts and an obvious shortage of integrated circuits, NASA decided to implement the landing on Mars using a KENBAK-1.
I will be working on how to put the program in the new chosen flight computer ...

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famousd...@gmail.com

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Oct 5, 2021, 9:41:57 AMOct 5
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That's awesome!  Thanks for sharing this.

Ardunaut

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Oct 5, 2021, 3:32:07 PMOct 5
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I think the math was reduced to addition and subtraction and a division by 2, easily done with shift left.
After implementing the equations in the spreadsheet everything seems to be going well, I'll keep experimenting.
We are also going to need a friendly interface on the KENBAK-1, that is going to be a challenge ...

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Ardunaut

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Oct 5, 2021, 4:10:01 PMOct 5
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I have not tested it but it would be great if the CLEAR button works while the program is running.
The original KENBAK-1 hardware has the CLEAR button connected to the INPUT flip/flops.
This to allow editing the new thrust value.
Here an initial idea of how to play the "Mars Lander".
I did some testing before and pressing two buttons simultaneously to generate the command "Thrust Fire" seems to work fine.
Mars_Lander_game.png

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