Graham-Cumming All Set to Restart Work over Babbage Computer

Finally, the Science Museum in London has decided to support John Graham for constructing Charles Babbage's mechanical computer. Babbage was a British mathematician and was the mastermind behind introduction of an Analytical Engine in 1837. When he was trying to launch a way for producing involuntary mathematical tables at that time, he got to know about the engine.

The museum has initiated its process of analyzing Babbage's devices and notebooks. As soon as their digitizing will get over, John Graham-Cumming, programmer and computer historian of the project will start working over it along with his team.

During the life of Babbage, only few parts of the machine were built. The designing of these parts were taken from thoughts and creations of Babbage's father after his death. This machine was designed with special features: it was a steam powered machine made up of brass and iron. But, Babbage was unable to finish its construction and after his death, nobody touched it. Since then, it was left uncompleted.

Last year, Graham-Cumming decided to restart the plan in Britain and now, he is aiming to finish the entire Analytical Engine soon.