The LEGO Turing Machine

This is a short documentary about the LEGO Turing Machine built by Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands). They built it for CWI’s exposition “Turings Erfenis” in honor of the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth on 23 June 1912.

More on the LEGO Turing Machine here: legoturingmachine.org/

More info on the making of this video here: ecalpemos.nl/filmmaking/lego-turing-machine/

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped define the theoretical model of the computer as we know it today. He was a visionary, one of the few people of his time who recognized the role the computer would play for humanity.

The Turing Machine (1936) is an adequate model of a computer. It can do anything the computers of today or tomorrow can do.

LEGO Turing Machine from Andre Theelen on Vimeo.

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