• LEGO-built Turing Machine computes basic tasks!


  • Like we’ve said repeatedly before, a bunch of LEGO blocks can amount to much more than just a shoddy piece of miniature architecture. This contraption we came across is inspired by Alan Turing, the legend who helped crack Nazi crypto-codes during World War II, paving the way for the world’s first computer. Called the Turing Machine, this one built from LEGO blocks replicates the functions of a computer in its most basic form and was built in Netherlands. Complete with a functional write head and a “tape” that works as a memory, this Turing Machine, given sufficient time and memory, could very well compute the most advanced tasks our PCs endeavor today.

    [Fastcodesign]

    Topics: Gadgets Tags: on July 3, 2012
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