Any plans for the weekend? Why not to start building your own Quantum Computer?
Looks like there is a movement of hobbyists out there trying to create cheap devices in their homes.
Clearly these have not the scope, scale and power of those in the Labs of the big players but I couldn't help drawing a parallel with the 'garage computing' movement from the 70s which gave birth to the PCs.
Quantum computers take a lot of time, effort, and person-power to build, which is why companies and research institutions have entire dedicated teams trying to construct and understand these devices. But they’re not outside the realm of DIY tinkering. You really can build a quantum system using commercially available parts, and you can even control and program your device using open-source software. So, why not try it?