Artifact Details

Title

Turing Machine

Catalog Number

102682867

Type

Physical object

Date

2010

Manufacturer

Davey, Mike

Place Manufactured

United States

Dimensions

object crated: 19 1/2 in x 40 in x 16 in; overall: 13 1/2 in x 35 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in

Description

Built by Mike Davey, this is a realization of a Universal Turing Machine, a type of computer that can run any program and simulate any other computer. It is composed of a long tape, upon which 1s and 0s are read, written, or erased. Includes two Quartet brand EnduraGlide Dry Erase pens. (One is in its housing for the machine; the other is a spare). Also included is a SanDisk Ultra II 512 mb memory card containing programs and utilities.

Category

Digital computer/other

Credit

Gift of Mike Davey

Lot Number

X6743.2013