Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Meccano Babbage Analtyical Engine Just The Beginning



You know, I should probably check the archives; Tim Robinson's functional model of a key control mechanism of Charles Babbage's visionary, c. 1837 ur-computer, the as-yet-unbuilt Analytical Engine, made out of Meccano seems like exactly the kind of thing that might have already been mentioned on D+R.

On the other hand, the recent campaign by Geek Atlas author John Graham-Cummings to crowdfund the fabrication of a real, whole Analytical Engine, is new.

Campaign builds to construct Babbage Analytical Engine [bbc]