June 28, 2011 AT 12:44 pm

Resurrected LED panels (CM-5 by Thinking Machines)

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William writes

I just finished building a frame for some resurrected LED panels from a decommissioned super computer.  The computer was a CM-5 by Thinking Machines.  It has been used at the College of Oceanography and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State for a fairly long while.  A few weeks ago, its time came, and we surplussed it.  I was able to get the light panels and built a frame for them at my house.  This post describes a little about the process and includes some trivia about the CM-5 and the panels themselves.The CM-5 in name alone probably doesn’t resonate with many people, but hopefully you can recognize it in the background of this photo from Jurassic Park…


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