Geek Greek / World’s oldest computer built in Lego

Geek Greek / World’s oldest computer built in Lego

The Antikythera mechanism is an astronomical computer thought to have been built in 150BC. It was rediscovered on the Antikythera shipwreck in 1900 and has since astounded researchers by its mechanical complexity. Its main purpose was to predict and calculate the time and date of eclipses; this is the first time a working replica has been made from Lego.

Watch the video and read more here.

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Published by on January 8, 2011
Filed under Design, Miscellaneous

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