How Computers Compute

The Digi-Comp II we made for MIT is featured in this outreach video from MIT+K12 Videos by¬†Jamie Teherani about how computers work. The mechanical switches on the Digi-Comp II are compared to first to light switches and then to transistors. Regarding manufacturing computers with transistors, Jamie says, “We can make them over a billion times faster than the Digi-Comp!”