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Mechanical computer running on marbles looks amazing

by Joey Davidson | June 3, 2017June 3, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

Turing Tumble is a really interesting idea for a “game” that could teach kids how computers work through physical, mechanical motion. It hit Kickstarter this past week.

The campaign had a meager goal of $40,000 to start, and it surpassed that mark before the first day was over. Here’s the video that shows the idea off in motion.

The cost to get in on this now that the Early Bird tier is gone is just $60. That’ll get you a pre-order of the Turing Tumble.

As a father of two, and one with an early leaning toward technical stuff, this is really intriguing. I like the idea that my kids will be able to take a new, hands-on approach to computer design, especially as that becomes more and more standard for everyday life.

I’m not going to back it, though. I’ve seen too many Kickstarters go belly up or take way too long to hit production to lean into this one at this early stage. Once it’s made and available? Yes, I’m in. For now, I leave that money dropping to the braver souls among us.

Anyone with kids think this looks cool, too? Or, heck, anyone think this looks cool regardless of their parental status?


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...