Retro Analog Computer: the Beautiful Harmonium

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The Harmonium is a mechanical based computer which will analyze and draw sine waves. I won’t even attempt to explain its functions, how it works, or even how practical it is, but would rather just be amazed by its retro beauty.

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This analog computer was built by 64 year old Tatjana van Vark, which provides explanations, how it was built, and additional beautiful images at the Harmonium page.

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Looking at the Analog Harmonium, we must appreciate its intricate details and amazing looks. I am not even sure if it is a computer or an actual art masterpiece.

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Via: the Automata

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