Sunday, June 8, 2008

Week TechVideo, 2008 #23 - LEGO DigiComp II

In the sequence of the post "GBC at Fana'briques LEGO event", Brian Davis commented about how he got so taken by the GBC idea, that he ended building a computer inspired on that.

According to his words, now he just need to make it compliant with the standards , to fit into a GBC scenario.

See below the video from this great exercise for a TECHNIC building,

This is a LEGO version of an old "marble logic" computer called DigiComp II (DC II). You can find more info (photos, plans,...) at Brian's Brickshelf folder.

The finished model weighs about 4,5Kgs (10 pounds) and uses 14 simple switches, 21 flip-flops, 8 half flip-flops, and a ball release mechanism. Later Brian built a slightly improved copy at the request of a museum, for public display of DCII.

You may find a more detailed and complementary info directly from DCII video description at YouTube.


Unknown said...

I'll be having a digital systems exam in about nine hours, this wa scertainly the best piece of LEGO construction that I certainly needed to see at this moment XD.

Funny and educative, thank you for pointing this out.

TechnicBRICKs said...

So, good luck for your exam César! ;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

© 2007-2014 TechnicBRICKs
TechnicBRICKs contents may be sporadically updated, if the authors finds further relevant info about a certain post, or content/spell mistakes. Hence please don't be surprised if you find few changes at later visits, relative to a previous read.

TechnicBRICKs often shows other peoples' creations and/or images. We always try to credit the author(s) and link to their main publishing website, and if possible with their name in real life.
Since this is not always possible, we request that if you find something here that is yours or from someone you know, you leave a comment on the respective post and claim the authorship.

TechnicBRICKs is optimized for Firefox 16.0 and 1600x1200 resolution displays or wider.

LEGO® is a trademark of The LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this blog.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and MINDSTORMS, are registered trademarks of The LEGO Group.
Original LEGO images are copyrighted by The LEGO Group and are used here in accordance with their fair play policy.
You can visit the official LEGO® website at