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Bassoonbloke
April 10th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Hi Folks,

I don't know how many of you have come across this, but i thought it was absolutely brilliant ;). I've seen the originals in the Science Museum in London (UK), and also the fully finished machines that were never completed by Babbage.

http://www.meccano.us/difference_engines/rde_1/

This is about the Original,

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/computing_and_data_processing/1878-3.aspx

Enjoy,
Alan. :)

Bassoonbloke
April 10th, 2008, 07:15 AM
Following on from this, have a look at this version as well.
Nothing better to do, how about putting one together on a sunday afternoon !!! :rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL_wy-CxBP8

Again, Enjoy,

Alan.:cool:

tezza
April 10th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Hi Folks,

I don't know how many of you have come across this, but i thought it was absolutely brilliant ;). I've seen the originals in the Science Museum in London (UK), and also the fully finished machines that were never completed by Babbage.

http://www.meccano.us/difference_engines/rde_1/




Hehehe, that's pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.

Tez

Al Kossow
April 10th, 2008, 11:10 AM
Tim has built a much larger version, as well as bits of the Analytial Engine.
They can currently be seen at the Computer History Museum in the Restoration Lab.

The second Babbage DE built by the London Science Museum arrived at
CHM yesterday and is being installed in the muesum lobby, just outside of
where Tim's Meccano ones are.