Monday, October 29, 2012

Turing Machine

Name of Model: A Turing Machine built using LEGO
Created by: Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman (full credits are at the site listed below)
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Details: To celebrate what would have been Alan Turing's 100th birthday, the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam ran an exhibition of his work and influence through October 6th, 2012. One of the more abstract ideas, the Turing Machine, was brought to life through LEGO Mindstorms for this exhibit.

If you want to build your own (perhaps with a longer tape), there aren't building instructions (although you can probably figure much of it out from the photos and video), but the full source code is on GitHub.

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