Notebook kept by Ernest Lenaerts during his work on the LEO computer, dated 9th October 1950 to 26th January 1951.
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NB04-001: 9 Oct 1950. Mechanical means for Dec/Binary Conversion
NB04-004: 16 Oct 1950
NB04-007: 19 Oct 1950 [probably misdated]
NB04-009: 19 Oct 1950
NB04-011: 20 Oct 1950
NB04-012: 23 Oct 1950
NB04-013: 23 Oct 1950 (cont). Progress meeting
NB04-014: 23 Oct 1950 (cont) [taking notes in meeting, runs out of ink, changes to pencil]
NB04-017: 24 Oct 1950
NB04-018: 25 Oct 1950
NB04-019: 26 Oct 1950
NB04-020: 26-27 Oct 1950
NB04-024: 30 Oct 1950
NB04-027: 31 Oct 1950
NB04-028: 2 Nov 1950
NB04-031: 7 Nov 1950. Coordinator
NB04-032: 7 Nov 1950 (cont) Gas Discharge Tubes
NB04-034: 8 Nov 1950 Pattern Registers
NB04-036: 8 Nov 1950 (cont) * [EL asterisked]
NB04-037: 9 Nov 1950
NB04-038: 21 Nov 1950
NB04-041: 21 Nov 1950 (cont). JMMP on the Converter [DIAGRAM]
NB04-042: 21 Nov 1950 (cont). Time Scale Circuit [DIAGRAM]
NB04-043: 21 Nov 1950 (cont). Decoder. Arithmetic Unit [DIAGRAMS]
NB04-044: 21 Nov 1950 (cont). 'In doldrums again in spite of new fault sheet system that seems to work quite well'.
NB04-048: 23 Nov 1950 (cont). Possible Mod to CCUI
NB04-049: Control Circuits
NB04-050: 8 Dec 1950 and 11 Dec 1950. Testing of R & L Orders
NB04-051: 12 Dec 1950. Mods Required. Reconversion
NB04-052: 13 Dec 1950. [DIAGRAM]. Programme
NB04-053: 13 Dec 1950. [Allocating tasks to team members: Gibbs, Wheeler, Miss Cox & Miss P., Dutton, Shaw]
NB04-054: Method of testing Coder waveforms
NB04-055: 14 Dec 1950
NB04-057: 28 Dec 1950
NB04-059: 29 Dec 1950
NB04-061: 2 Jan 1951. Outlet annexe - JMMP
NB04-062: 2 Jan 1951 (cont). Mods to be done
NB04-063: 2 Jan 1951 (cont). Programming preparatory. Immediate work
NB04-064: 4 Jan 1951. Suggestions for progress meeting
NB04-065: 4 Jan 1951 (cont). Possible dates
NB04-066: 4 Jan 1951 (cont). Secondary job (pending completion of EDSAC replica). Jobs after EDSAC replica ie during testing of HS I/O
NB04-067: 4 Jan 1951 (cont). What should a daily test programme do? [Meeting w TRT, Pinkerton, Kaye and Shaw]
NB04-068: 5 Jan 1951
NB04-070: 8 Jan 1951
NB04-073: 9 Jan 1951. Reconverter
NB04-075: 9 Jan 1951 (cont). Programme to simulate last part of TRT's programme
NB04-076: 10 Jan 1951. Programme for work on decoding
NB04-077: 10 Jan 1951 (cont). Mods
NB04-078: 11 Jan 1951. Reconverter
NB04-079: 11 Jan 1951 (cont). [DIAGRAM]
NB04-080: 19 Jan 1951. 'Since making the last diary note in this book much water has flowed '.
NB04-083: 22 Jan 1951. Programme for Monday
NB04-084: 22 Jan 1951 (cont). Pulse Techniques: FC Williams - Waveforms [lecture notes?]
NB04-085: 22 Jan 1951 (cont). What could Babbage have used in place of waveform generator
NB04-087: 22 Jan 1951 (cont). [DIAGRAM]. Progress on Output [mentions Hemy]
NB04-088: 25 Jan 1951
NB04-090: 26 Jan 1951
'I was wrong about the one simple fault […] there were three!'
NB04-092: 27 Jan 1951. [DIAGRAMS]
NB04-093: 26 Jan 1951 [probably misdated?]
NB04-094: Saturday work
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Date : 9th October 1950 to 26th January 1951
Creator : Lenaerts, Ernest
Physical Description : 1 bound volume (97 pages), paper; manuscript
The notebooks are being digitised while on loan to The Centre for Computing History from the LEO Computers Society, with the kind permission of the Lenaerts family.
Archive References : CMLEO/EL/NB/4
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH64752. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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