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2000 Year Old Computer Made From Legos

Andrew Carol’s works a day job as an engineer for Apple, but in his spare time uses his skills to recreate ancient computers out of Legos. See link for video. Recently, Carol has completed his biggest challenge yet: a working Lego replica of the famous Antikythera Mechanism, created by ancient Greeks in 100 B.C. as a [...]

Charles Babbage’s Early Computer May Finally Be Built

In 1837, Charles Babbage designed an early computer. He called it the Analytical Engine. Unfortunately, Babbage died before he could build it. But there’s a campaign underway to make one using the original blueprints: Elements of the engine have been built over the last 173 years, but this would be the first complete working model of [...]