- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 9/2011 on page 72
The Chaos Machine: Analogue Computing Rediscovered (1)
Analogue computers provide actual rather than virtual representations of model systems. They are powerful and engaging computing machines that are cheap and simple to build. This two-part Retronics article helps you build (and understand!) your own analogue computer to simulate the Lorenz butterfly that’s become iconic for Chaos theories. First, however, some history and background.