Lego art has a charm of its own which, when combined with tech, inspires Lego artists to go more creative. Lego artists Jeroen and Davy have created a Turing machine using LEGO bricks to substantiate their creativity. The Dutch Lego artists from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica have created this machine to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Alan Turing, the famous English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist.
Just to inspire same creativity in other LEGO artists, Jeroen and Davy have built an IDE. By downloading the info and following the required paraphernalia, one can design his own machine for making simple mathematical calculations as described in the video below.
The LEGO Turing machine makes calculations for you however, at a slower rate. The machine resembles (modeled on rather) a paper tape that has dedicated heads for reading and writing. You will see numbers ‘1’ and ‘0’ written over it that reciprocates to define and deliver accurate calculations. The read/write head with light sensor and robotic arm responds to the movement of a series of pins to recognize and signify various states.
As mentioned earlier, the processing rate is far slower when compared to modern day laptops and computers. However, the knack of creativity is worth the acclaim for sure!