From the 4th February to the 6th of May
Let’s Compute with LEGO® bricks!
We created the RubENS project at the ENS de Lyon in France, it consists in building a computer with only LEGO® bricks! The design is based on a Turing machine, an abstract model of computation imagined by Alan Turing in 1936 at the age of 24. 2012 is Alan Turing 100th anniversary.
A pedagogical and pioneer project
The RubENS project is a visual and simple tool aimed at explaining the basics of computation to everyone. Our Turing machine is entirely mechanical: the only energy input it uses is compressed air at 2 bars. Nothing is hidden in it, for the first time one can truly see a computation!