Mechanical computer uses matchboxes and beans to learn Tic-Tac-Toe

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Mon, Nov 2nd, 2009 09:41 by capnasty NEWS

MENACE is a machine that plays tic-tac-toe, built out of 304 matchboxes. Each matchbox corresponds to one of the 304 board layouts that the opening player might face. In turn, each matchbox contains a number of glass beads corresponding to each possible next move.

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