February 07, 2006

Lego Difference Engine

If Charles Babbage lived in 2006, would he have built his computer using LEGO?

Babbage's design could evaluate 7th order polynomials to 31 digits of accuracy. I set out to build a working Difference Engine using LEGO parts which could compute 2nd or 3rd order polynomials to 3 or 4 digits.

It's just too amazing. Bravo, Andrew Carol.

Posted by David at February 7, 2006 09:55 AM
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