Babbage Difference Engine No.2

Our good friends from The Science Museum in London (which houses our first clock prototype) have recently completed and shipped over their historic construction of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine No.2 to the Computer History Museum here in California. There is a great video of it working and an explanation at Wired.com (also above, sorry about the advertisement). They are having a public opening on May 10th.

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