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Discover how computers work
Computers are full of ingenious logic and astonishing creativity. They're everywhere, but most of us don't understand how they work. With Turing Tumble, you can see for yourself how computers work: The logic isn’t hidden inside a computer chip, it’s right there in front of you.
Build computers with six different types of parts.
Direct balls in one direction, either to the left or to the right.
Let ball paths cross over one another. Balls come in one side and exit on the opposite side.
The bit adds logic. It stores information by pointing to the right or to the left, like a 1 or 0.
When the computer’s objective is complete, the interceptor is used to stop the computer from releasing any more balls.
The gear bits are mind-bending, but they add a whole new level of functionality. They also make the computer Turing-complete, which means that if the board were big enough, it could do anything a regular computer can do (in theory!).
Turing Tumble comes with enough parts to build some impressive machines.
- Computer board
- Computer stand
- 30 Ramps
- 10 Bits
- 8 Gear bits
- 6 Crossovers
- 4 Gears
- 3 Interceptors
- 1 Presser
- Puzzle/comic book with 60 puzzles
- 20 Red marbles
- 20 Blue marbles
- 30 Counterweights
60 puzzles are woven into a comic story where each puzzle brings Alia the space engineer closer to rescue from a forgotten planet.
Easy to learn, hard to stop.