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The Antikythera Mechanism, the oldest known scientific computer December 13, 2010

Posted by jcconwell in Art, Astronomy.

Rebuilt with LEGOS! Used to predict lunar and solar eclipses by the ancient Greeks!

Andrew Carol, software engineers at Apple has created fully functional replica of the Antikythera mechanism out of Lego. It’s made from the 1,500 Lego Technic parts and works with 110 gears. The two wings of Carol’s Antikythera consists four gearboxes that calculate as the original mechanism. Each gearbox makes one mathematical calculation. Andrew Carol project was sponsored by Digital Science and took 30 days to compile it. Click the video below for more details.



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