Researchers Have the Day Off, Decide to Build a Babbage Engine

Posted by | November 9, 2011

It’s all about the CREAM, Computers Rule Everything Around Me. That means your PC, your console, your iPhone, it’s computers all the way down. This man, Charles Babbage, is responsible. Babbage left behind designs for mechanical computers, in particular, an Analytical Engine. Not exactly Call of Duty material, but impressive for the 19th century. You know, when steam ships were still the new thing. Here’s a project to build one of Babbage’s computational contraptions. Boing Boing has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 9, 2011 7:12 am

    You steampunk people must love these things. I’m thinking it’ll be good to have some kind of mechanical computer to work through the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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