Friday, December 10, 2010

Lego Antikythera Mechanism

Now talk about facinating... Mix whimsey with real practical science and you get something like this post I first came across on Dvice. It is a fully functional Antikythera device rendered in Legos. In my mind you could not have picked a better medium for demonstrating this marvelously complex mechanism. The blocky nature of the hardware lends itself well to a modular design that shines in this video as they demonstrate what has to be described as the oldest known mechanical computer.

2 comments:

Phillip A. Ellis said...

That rawks!

*happy dance*

Beam Me Up said...

Hey Phil
It do don't it! Even the "making of" short is informative. I get the impression this was a pro build all the way.