A gear and an arm from the Babbage engine - this is from the original constructed Difference Engine 2, built from Babbage's 1847 design and finished in 2002.
 

A gear and an arm from the Babbage engine - this is from the original constructed Difference Engine 2, built from Babbage's 1847 design and finished in 2002.

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Computer History Museum Photo Gallery: weird, fascinating photos including a giant Cray, and a 60Kg hard drive

Zara Baxter toured the Computer History Museum in California, and took these fascinating photos, including a giant 27Kg hard drive, a Star Trek-like SAGE Air defence system, and other intriguing artifacts. Scroll down for the captions! Click to enlarge photos.

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