Gallery: UK Campaign Aims to Build Legendary Steam-Powered Computer

 

Steam-punk is alive and well in the UK thanks to a mounting campaign to build a massive steam-powered computer that was first conceived in 1837. The campaign to construct Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine has been an ongoing process for several years, and several elements have been constructed. However, if the truck-sized contraption is to be fully built, then it is going to require more than 50,000 donations.

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