The following pages are the result of my
efforts to preserve analog computers and information about analog
in general from being scrapped and lost. These efforts started many years
ago when I fell in love with the general idea of analog computing being a
teenager and reading the wonderful book "Analogrechnen" written by
Prof. Giloi and Prof. Lauber.
Over the years analog computing became my passion and the more books and
articles I read, the more machines the collection contained, the more I
got hooked by this very special way of doing calculations.
I wrote two books about analog computing, one in German which was
published in 2010 and one in English which is based on
the German issue with some errors corrected and including a more
thorough mathematical description of the various computing elements as
well as containing more detailed programming examples. Both books were
published by Oldenbourg
and are available in bookstores or at amazon. A (German) review of the
book "Analogrechner" can be found
The museum currently offers the following sub areas which might be of
Introduction: If you are a
first time visitor you might want to read a little bit about analog
computing in general.
Library: Here you can find lots of
articles and other printed material about analog computing for
Collection: Over the years
I managed to save some wonderful machines from scrap - most of these
are on display in this section. If you are interested in visiting the
collection feel free to contact me to make an appointment.
Examples: To get an impression of analog
computers at work, have a look at this section.
Impressions: Here you can find
a collection of various pictures of electronic analog computers.
Homebrew: This collection of pages shows
some homebrew devices which I developed over the years to extend my
analog computing capabilities.
People: Here are some pages with pictures
stories from other persons who have been working with analog computers.
Support: If you want to support the
museum, please have a look here.
What's new?: Changes and extensions to
the online museum can be found here in a chronological sequence.
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The Analogmuseum is
mentioned by the Computer History Museum.
In March 2011 David Curran and his wonderful and lovely wife Laura
visited the analog computer museum - read about their excursion
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