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Konrad Zuse and the Z3 Computer in LEGO


Photo: nolnet [Flickr]

For the Reasonably Clever Brick Science LEGO vignette competition, Mortiz Nolting made this wonderful diorama of Konrad Zuse in front of his masterpiece, the world's first programmable computer, the Z3: Link - via The Brothers Brick

Here's a little bit more info about Zuse from our post: The Wonderful World of Early Computing:

In 1941, despite financial hardship and isolation from computer scientists from other Western countries, German computer pioneer Konrad Zuse created the world’s first programmable computer, the Z3, from spare telephone parts.

The Z3 uses 2,000 relays (an electric switch) and was used to design aircrafts. Zuse’s request to create an electronic successor for the machine was denied by Germany as "strategically unimportant."


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