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The Analytical Engine: A Look Back at Babbage's Timeless Designs #fatherofthecomputer #steampunk

Famed mathematician Charles Babbage designed a Victorian-era computer called the Analytical Engine. This is a portion of the mill with a printing mechanism.

Harwell's 1951 model called The WITCH was short for Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing.

13 Absurdly Massive Early Computers

Harwell's 1951 model called The WITCH was short for Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing.

Charles Babbage, FRS was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer.

Ada Byron, later known as Ada Lovelace, helped explain and analyze the potential for one of the great inventions of her day, Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

Vintage Twin Cylinder Marine Engine. All motionwork is in good condition with no play in the bearings etc. Approx 5/8in. Bore and stroke

Good Vintage Twin Cylinder Marine Engine : Click image for fullsize

Kelvin's Harmonic Analyser    Lord Kelvin used calculating machines to predict tides in harbors—critical for an island nation! Integrators enabled him to solve differential equations, but their limited torque curtailed the machine’s utility.

Kelvin's Harmonic Analyser Lord Kelvin used calculating machines to predict tides in harbors—critical for an island nation! Integrators enabled him to solve differential equations, but their limited torque curtailed the machine’s utility.

Live Steam Model Twin Cylinder Stevenson's Link Reversing Engine. 7 x 3-1/2 x 5 inches (17.8 x 8.9 x 12.7 cm).

Live Steam Model Twin Cylinder Stevenson's Link Reversing Engine. 7 x 3-1/2 x 5 inches (17.8 x 8.9 x 12.7 cm).

INTRODUÇÃO Á COMPUTAÇÃO – Effeccinco

INTRODUÇÃO Á COMPUTAÇÃO – Effeccinco

Machine de  Mauraisin souvent confondue avec celles de Radiguet

Machine de Mauraisin souvent confondue avec celles de Radiguet

Babbage Difference Engine No. 2, built faithfully to the original drawings, consists of 8,000 parts, weighs five tons, and measures 11 feet long.

The Babbage Engine, built off of designs of the first difference engine designed but never built at the time.

First Adding Machine

1623 Wilhem Schickardt invents the Calculating Clock, the first mechanical calculator, based on the idea of Napier’s Bones – rods used as mechanical aids to calculation and envisioned by John Napier in

Steam punk" difference engine

A machine about the size of a small car on it's side that can compute stuff less well than the phone in my pocket: Babbage's difference engine, conceived of in

The Original “Pocket Calculator”

The Original “Pocket Calculator”

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