Thursday, 5 May 2016

Claude Shannon's mouse 'Theseus'

All done with telephones relays!


Great data for Seattle Trenchless Sewer Line Repair said...

The original mouse was carved from wood hollowed out to take a two-inch magnet bar of aluminium, nickel, and cobalt. It has two beady, button eyes, three small brass wheels for legs, and an pipe cleaner for a tail. Two copper whickers guide it through the maze to the "cheese" which is an electrical terminal that rings a bell when toughed by the whickers.

David Chapman said...

That sounds nice! There's something very satisfying about old brass-and-wood electrical equipment.