Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Claude Shannon's juggling machine

Claude Elwood Shannon, mathematician and electronic engineer, was the creator of a device called the "Ultimate Machine" -- the grandfather to all of those Most Useless Machines now out there.

In addition to the study of information theory and cryptography, Shannon was interested in juggling, as this video demonstrates. Here we see his machine that could "bounce juggle" (with a little help and some good timing).

[ Thanks Dave! ]

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