I want to see (and show!) a completely mechanical (let's say: wooden)
Turing machine in action. And also the never built Analytical Engine
of Charles Babbage. I have in mind how the mechanical Turing machine
should work (all axes, gears, belts, and punch cards) and there are
loads of detailed sketches of Babbage for his machine (which never
came to life because of friction problems presumably).
What I would like to achieve is an impressive animation - as realistic
as possible - which gives one a feeling of how such mechanical
computing machines would work. It is for educational purposes. For
comparison sakes I'd also like to 4D-visualize Babbages Analytical
Engine and Konrad Zuses Z3.
The problem is: I am a physicist and philosopher and have nothing to
do at all with CAD. So I am looking in the CAD community if there is
someone around who would like to spend some time in designing such a
Anyone interested? Or knows someone who might be interested?
Thanks in advance
14 years ago