How Israel's first computer was built in a bike-repair shop
It took 18 months to construct, filled an entire hall and – once functional – became the site of pilgrimage.
In a glass case in the computer sciences building at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, stands a somewhat nondescript item. It’s an old-fashioned machine with lots of wires emerging from it, connecting it to receivers and other electronic components. Only a small sign in the corner reveals its significance.