Marble Powered Mechanical Computer

The Turing Tumble

#Computers

Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Currently seeking your financial support on KickStarter, Paul Boswell introduces the Turing Tumble, a marble-powered mechanical computer to solve logic puzzles.

I'm all about teaching kids to code. When I was a professor at the University of Minnesota, I saw how valuable it is for all students to be coders. I have three young kids and I've tried all sorts of games to build their interest in coding. The problem is that they all treat computers like abstract, black boxes. They overlook the fundamental, most amazing concept: how simple switches, connected together in clever ways, can do incredibly smart things.

Kids learn best when they use their senses to explore concepts. Turing Tumble is the only game that lets kids see and feel how computers work. The logic isn’t hidden inside a computer chip – it’s all right there in front of them. It builds logic and critical thinking skills, fundamental coding concepts, and grounds their understanding of computers.

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