## What do Math geeks build with LEGOs?

Yesterday Mathmom (is that her real name?) posted a great video on her blog, Ramblings of a Math Mom. The video is of a working Lego mini-car factory made out of Lego Mindstorm pieces. Some people have way too much time on their hands. I love it!

I have to say I really enjoy Mathmom's blog. It's one I check on every couple of days or so as Mathmom has a way of finding humorous Math-related stuff on the Internet and when we're not looking she sneaks "serious" Math into some of her posts too

Anyway, after watching the amusing video and reading on Mathmom's post that their next project is to build an airplane factory I got to thinking, what would the ultimate Math geek Lego construction be? Well, it so happens that I collect lots of Math-related URLs (yeah, weird hobby, I know) and I remember having run across this Lego construction:

So, what is it? It's a Babbage Difference Engine, and apparently a working one. It's an early calculating device. You can read all about it at Andy Carol's web-site.

Can anyone top this for Math geekiness?

vlorbikNovember 27th, 2007 - 08:44

nice find. more here.

SolDecember 1st, 2007 - 12:21

Nice finds, Vlorbik.