Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lego Antikythera mechanism

Found on Tinkernology:

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer used to predict solar events and positions by Greeks (we don't know exactly who made it and used it). It was recovered from a ship wreck in 1901, and X-rays performed in 2006 revealed more about it. Its advancement and accuracy was unprecedented for the time.

Andrew Carol, an Apple software engineer, has made a working replica of the Antikythera mechanism out of Lego, with 1500 Lego Technic pieces and 110 gears. Here's the video:

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