When [Patrick Hickey] spent a tidy sum on eBay to purchase a pair of seven-segment displays

When [Patrick Hickey] spent a tidy sum on eBay to purchase a pair of seven-segment displays used in the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo program, he could have just put them up on a shelf. It’s certainly what most people would have done. Instead, he’s decided to study and document their design with the hope of eventually creating 3D replicas of these unique pieces of NASA history. With a half century now separating us from the Moon landing, it’s more important than ever to preserve the incredible technology that NASA used during mankind’s greatest adventure. Legitimate Apollo-era hardware is fairly scarce on the open market, and certainly not cheap. As [Patrick] explains on the Hackaday.io page for this project, being able to 3D print accurate replicas of these displays is perhaps the best way we can be sure they won’t be lost to history. But more than that, he also wants others to be able to see them in operation and perhaps even use them in their own projects. So that means coming up with modern electronics that stand-in for the 60s era hardware which originally powered them. Since [Patrick] doesn’t have access to whatever (likely incandescent) ...

15 Best Magazine Racks and Magazine Holders 2019 Search Close Search Close

Every product is independently selected by (obsessive) editors. Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commission. Even the tidiest among us like to keep back issues of our favorite magazines. Maybe page 68 of that Wallpaper has a chair you swore you’d get someday, or maybe you want to finally finish that Ian Parker story in The New Yorker. There’s no need to purge, but we do recommend an elegant organizer to declutter and even display that stack of subscriptions. Here, we sniffed out some of the nicest-looking inexpensive magazine racks to keep your issues off the table and ready to read. This one might not have enough room for your entire stash of reading material – it’s more for carrying a curated selection. The handle is a nice touch for moving it when you’re tidying up or adjusting your feng shui. A rose-gold rack (it says it’s for books, but magazines would work) that really puts your issues of Kinfolk on display. The clean birch wood of this wavy rack would look nice against some high-design covers, like an n+1 or even something heftier, like the Sqirl cookbook. Something see-through — an extension of our love for all things clear — to store your most artful...