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2000 Year Old Computer Made From Legos

Andrew Carol’s works a day job as an engineer for Apple, but in his spare time uses his skills to recreate ancient computers out of Legos. See link for video. Recently, Carol has completed his biggest challenge yet: a working Lego replica of the famous Antikythera Mechanism, created by ancient Greeks in 100 B.C. as a [...]

A Lego Antikythera Mechanism

YouTube link. The Antikythera Mechanism has been featured a number of times on Neatorama, including a working model created in 2008. This year a fully functional replica has been created using Lego materials. Since gears with 19, 47, 127, and 223 teeth were not publicly available, a complex differential shaft had to be fashioned. Two Nature videos [...]

Incredible Astronomical Clocks

“QUANTUM SHOT” #591Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Antique and Medieval Technology Blended With Art Many believe early man saw the universe as a living thing: each flash of lightning, every star in the sky, the rain that fell, the ground beneath their feet – everything around them was part of some huge, living [...]