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K&E 4080-3 Slide Rule Repair

by meche2003 Feb 16, 2015
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Great you're keeping the original technology alive! :-)

I really like slide rules for the way they make math accessible.

Just for grins, here's a logarithmic die that owes its existence to my exposure to slide rules at a young age:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2821265

Ideal RPG/Wargame Dice (D12 on D60)

Great! I just got my first 3d printer. I have a few K&E rules, including 4080-3 and 4088-3. No issues with them for now. I mostly collect Hemmi.
Anyway, glad to see someone else here that loves their slide rules. Nice work!

There was a penned up potential within me that you released. :-) Never in my life have I owned a slide rule, but I have always respected them and thought they would be good to understand fully both for personal and educational purposes. I have 4 kids at home and want to further nurture their math abilities and having an 4080-3 around seemed like a good idea. I just-now went out and bought one on E-bay so (used of course) These things should be good for tactile learners. :-) Hopefully I wont need your fixing part but I'm ready if I do. :-) Retro-geeky stuff is so cool.

Cool. Thanks for the ecouragement. Hope your kids like it. ????

Nice work, now you "Computer" is both working and EMP hardened. :-) Your ready for anything now. :-)

I had a couple of K&E's but they've disappeared so I don't need your Thing, but I like your thinking. My post-apocalyptic goto is a Post Versalog.