[sdiy] CA3080 has gone where noone has ever been

cheater cheater cheater00social at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 15:27:15 CEST 2021


On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 11:53 AM Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com>
wrote:

> When you look at the Apollo Guidance Computer, you wonder just how much
> extra fuel that needed
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> https://www.extremetech.com/computing/294784-apollo-guidance-computer-restored-used-to-mine-bitcoin
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> It needed to be rugged but maybe cut off some of those wirewrap pins ?
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Hey Mike, you forgot to send this to the list. Anyways, you can't do that,
all those wire wrap pins need to be serviceable in flight. Good idea though.



> *From:* Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] *On Behalf Of *cheater
> cheater via Synth-diy
> *Sent:* 08 April 2021 23:07
> *To:* Jay Schwichtenberg
> *Cc:* synth-diy
> *Subject:* Re: [sdiy] CA3080 has gone where noone has ever been
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> The difference between SOP-8 and SOP-16 is 0.076 g, still quite a bit,
> probably 5kg fuel?
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> On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:58 PM cheater cheater <cheater00social at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> Even then, still a saving of a few kilos of fuel
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> On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:01 PM Jay Schwichtenberg via Synth-diy <
> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
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> A lot of people (and it surprised me when I found out) don't know that SMT
> was used in the 60's for the Saturn V electronics that got people to the
> moon.
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> There are YouTube videos you can look up on this.
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> Jay S.
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> On 4/8/2021 3:49 AM, Spiros Makris via Synth-diy wrote:
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> What if I told you that CA3080 has been to space?
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> I was going through various documents of the MAVEN mission I found on an
> FTP server online and what do you know, the part that made history in the
> synth world was used and flown all the way to Mars, and even entered its
> atmosphere.
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> [image: image.png]
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> Unsurprisingly, it is among the few non-qualified parts on the list and
> the cheapest, at $1.80
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> I peaked at the schematics and they used it for signal conditioning before
> an ADC (peak detection I think).
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> A whole new level of flex by one of the most influential ICs of Synth
> history!
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> MAVEN was launched on 2013 and has been operational, orbiting Mars until
> today. It's primary mission is to study the upper martian atmosphere.
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