Retro Analog Computer: the Beautiful Harmonium


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.


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.


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.


Via: the Automata