The Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer, Part 1, Implementing a computer using a mixture of technologies from relays to fluidic logic

A plan comes together

From the developerWorks archives

Clive Maxfield

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: October 03, 2006

Imagine a computer formed from a mixture of technologies ranging from relays to fluidic logic. Now imagine being able to create a single piece of such a computer (perhaps as small as a single word of memory) in the technology of your choice, and then using the Internet to run your masterpiece in conjunction with other portions of the system created by contributors located around the world! Author Clive (Max) Maxfield explains the creation of just such a computing engine and how you can be involved.

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