First computer powered by steam

  • 18 September 2012

You might use one every day but did you know one of the first computers in the world was built in the UK?

It was called the Analytical Engine and made by inventor Charles Babbage.

It was designed using the most high-tech kit of the day and ran on steam power.

Babbage also designed the Difference Engine which was like a very sophisticated calculator - Nel's been to the Science Museum to find out.