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Sep 01, 2015

19 Seriously Stylish and Complex Control Panels that Will Make You Want to Flip All the Switches

Back before we had the intuitive computer interfaces we have today, the men in the control booths had to rely on looming control panels full of switches, levers, buttons, and all sorts of intimidating and archaic devices. The physical industrial design had to be both wholly practical (in a lot of cases) and as user-friendly as possible, resulting in a wealth of unique control panels.   

From the Apollo Guidance Computer Control System to a variety of nuclear power plants to deep sea divers, these 19 photographs from Popular Mechanics were selected more or less for their awesome factor and how much they'll make you want to start flipping random switches. 

 

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