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USSEnterprise
April 9th, 2006, 11:54 PM
It may have been posted before, but while on a car ride, I was flipping through the IEEE Spectrum magazine and saw this:

http://acarol.woz.org/FullEngineFrontLarge.jpg

Its a working Lego model of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine

carlsson
April 10th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Aw. And Babbage, being ahead of his time never finished it if I recall correctly? He moved on to the analytical engine which may have been even more of a fantasy project at that time. If they only would've had LEGO in the 18th century.. :-)