Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Babbage Difference Engine made with LEGO

A mechanical programmable computer designed in the 19th century - now buildable using standard Lego parts.

I was fortunate to have Allan Bromley as a lecturer in my undergrad days. He was good at it too, one of the very best. He's missed.

1 comment:

Lloyd Flack said...

Ditto on what you said about Allan Bromley. The course where the final project was build a computer. We had to come up with the logic design a q quite low level for a simple but still flexible computer.

Thought he did say that he thought the main benefit students would get from the Digital Design course was seeing through computer salsemen's bullshit.