Watch this Turing Machine made of Legos

Honoring 100th birthday of Turing via a Lego contraption

Check out this short documentary about a Turing Machine built out of Legos, by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at the CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The machine was built for the CWI exposition "Turings Efrenis" to honor the 100th birthday of Alan Turing.

LEGO Turing Machine from ecalpemos on Vimeo.

As the documentarian notes, "Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped define the theoretical model of the computer as we know it today. He was a visionary, one of the few people of his time who recognized the role the computer would play for humanity. The Turing Machine (1936) is an adequate model of a computer. It can do anything the computers of today or tomorrow can do."

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