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 Babbage's Victorian Steam Computer, attempts to build it
Eddy
Posted: Oct 16 2010, 06:13 PM
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'A UK campaign to build a truck-sized, prototype computer first envisaged in 1837 is gathering steam.

More than 1,600 people have pledged money and support to build Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.

Although elements of the engine have been built over the last 173 years, a complete working model of the steam-powered machine has never been made ...'

Full article, BBC, 14/10/10.

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Found this interesting. Thought I would share.

I had no idea that something like this was being proposed so long ago.
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KingArthur
Posted: Oct 16 2010, 09:09 PM
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Hope they manage it. thumbsup.gif
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Posted: Oct 17 2010, 07:43 AM
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QUOTE (KingArthur @ Oct 16 2010, 09:09 PM)
Hope they manage it. thumbsup.gif

That would be amazing.

This sort of thing has happened before. For example with the fax machine. I am sure that I have read that the 'know-how' existed decades before it was bought into everyday use.
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Posted: Oct 22 2010, 09:38 PM
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There is a very small bit of this in the science museum but it would be awesome to have a full sized one.

I hope it is possible and I think it could be, they managed to rebuild the colossus machine at Bletchley park, it took many years but it is now fully functioning.
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