Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Ternary Kinetic Sculpture: A Wooden Thinking Machine

by Range
Advertisement

This might look like just a few steel balls on a track, but it isn’t. It’s a thinking machine that has been created thanks to a ternary computer, that’s made out of levers and tracks which constantly cycle steel bass down internal structures.

wooden ternary thinking machine computer

I’ve read about machines like this before, and this one was made by Martin Riches and Masahiro Miwa. The ternary computer outputs melodies formed by three sounds as resulting from the calculations. Apparently it doesn’t matter whether a computer is ternary or binary. It’s still a Türing machine.

It’s kind of mesmerizing to see this go along the track.

[via Automation Blog]



The Boys Season 2 (Trailer)

The Boys Season 2 (Trailer)

SpaceX Rocket Hop

SpaceX Rocket Hop

From the Ash

From the Ash

Advertisement
2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys and 80th Anniversary Models Coming

2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys and 80th Anniversary Models Coming

2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium Review: Grand Lux, Korean Style

2020 Genesis G90 3.3T Premium Review: Grand Lux, Korean Style

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Special Edition Rocks Style and Storage

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Special Edition Rocks Style and Storage

Advertisement