June 21, 2012, 9:44 AM — 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.
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."
More details on the project: www.legoturingmachine.org
More details on the making of the video: www.ecalpemos.nl/2012/06/18/lego-turing-machine-video
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