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An apple engineer builds the Antikythera Mechanism out of legos!

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An apple engineer builds the Antikythera Mechanism out of legos!

Post by fljustice » Fri December 10th, 2010, 6:15 pm

The Antikythera Mechanism has fascinated engineers and historians since it was first discovered in a ship wreck in 1900. The latest incarnation is in legos. Video and interview with the designer here:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662831/wat ... sing-legos
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Post by annis » Fri December 10th, 2010, 8:14 pm

Amazing example of geek brilliance :)

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Post by parthianbow » Fri December 10th, 2010, 8:19 pm

Wonderful, Faith, thank you! I think the Antikythera Mechanism is utterly fascinating. What else did the ancients know how to do that we haven't 'discovered' yet?! (I like the AM so much I put it in my 3rd book, btw.)
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Post by Margaret » Fri December 10th, 2010, 8:33 pm

We don't give people credit for how smart they were 2000 years ago.
Totally true!
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri December 10th, 2010, 9:19 pm

Awesome, but is the lego version as acurate as the original?

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