UVC Computer Telephone
The client needed a prototype
that could be demonstrated to potential customers. The cost and lead
time required for injection molding production tooling was not acceptable.
I developed vacuum formed components and the necessary tooling to make several units economically and in a few weeks.
UVC Telephone Calculator
A smaller manual version of the telephone computer was to be injection molded, but about a dozen units were required that would not only look like the future injection molded parts, but that would have to perform the same way. I used a combination of vacuum formed and cast components to create the required results. This combination of techniques and materials was chosen so that more than a single prototype could be produced by Amroc. Today, this design lends itself well to the use of rapid prototyping techniques such as stereolithography.
THE QUALTRONICS INSURANCE PREMIUM COMPUTER
Although this looks like a large calculator
it is actually an early specialized application of a computer.
Based on the " Rockwell AIM 65 interactive microcomputer" . This computer stored insurance information used to calculate premium rates. It had a twenty character LED display just above the keyboard and a small on-board printer. It could be programmed in BASIC, FORTRAN, ASSEMBLER, and other computer languages of the time.
THE WATER WIZARD
POOL WATER ANALYSIS COMPUTER
This computer used optics to analyze swimming pool water for customers of pool chemical retailers.
The customer would bring in a sample the computer would analyze, then print out a list of chemicals together with complete instructions as to what had to be added to the pool to correct any abnormal conditions.
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