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Title: MODERNIZING A TURING MACHINE
Authors: Adrados, Diogo
Advisors: Clark, Douglas
Department: Computer Science
Class Year: 2015
Abstract: This project revisits a 42-year-old Turing Machine to port its arcane and cumbersome coding interface to new technologies. The original programming board is disassembled and analyzed, the machine process imitated on a microcontroller, and conventions that are easy to read, maintain, and apply to existing educational tools are applied to this new technology in hardware, for a product that has the appeal of its physicality and history with a newfound ease of use. We hope that this machine can find a place in our collective cultural history of computer science, and be a tool of historical and theoretical education.
Extent: 22 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp018s45qc104
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Computer Science, 1988-2016

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