We all know the old joke. There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary and those who don't. Well I think I might have stumbled upon something that might help those folks who don't understand or at least have a problem visualising it. It's not quite Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, but some eccentric Canadian dude has built a 6 bit binary adding machine out of wood using marbles as the bits. It is really rather smart in that it actually isn't a million miles away from how a digital computer does it - obviously without the marbles! - but it is also a lovely bit of woodwork.
If you like this then you can visit the dudes Web Site where he explains exactly how he did it.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Binary Marble Adding Machine
Posted by Mr Ports at 2:45 pm
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As videos go, I like this one.
It's amazing what you can do with a little spare time
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