Working Computer Made Of LEGO
Classic toys are used to create a Turing Machine to celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing, demonstrating the simplicity and genius of the mathematician.
Alan Turing, the English mathematician, cryptanalyst, and widely considered to be the father of computer science with his 1936 The Turing Machine theory, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this Saturday, June 23rd. To celebrate his legacy and demonstrate how simple computers are, Dutch researchers Jeroen van den Bosand and Davy Landman created a physical manifestation of Turing's theory using only LEGOs.
The use of children's toys is a symbolic way to demonstrate the simplicity, and the vast impact, of Turing's idea: