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Babbage difference engine No. 2 now operational

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Moon-mad steampunk engineers have constructed Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2 from the master's original plans. It is now on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., after being completed last month.

"The first complete Babbage Engine

Babbage Difference Engine No. 2 Recreation Coming to Computer History Museum


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Swade

Staring May 10th, the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley will be showing off this working recreation of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2. Admission is free, but you might be required to turn the crank to …