Friday, July 13, 2007

Robotics Monday: Difference Engine

Name of Model: Difference Engine
Created by: Andrew Carol
Found at:
This is probably cheating - is it really robotic if there are no sensors involved? This is a gem that made headlines a few years ago and still gets discussed online quite a bit. I am always fascinated by mechanical computing trickery, because they offer a lot of possibilities for expanding the capability of the handful of motors most of us can afford. There is an extensive write-up for this model available at the link above, and that should fill you in on what a difference engine is if you are not familiar with the concept.
This is Monday's model of the day

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