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Author Topic: Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing  (Read 1158 times)

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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing
« on: December 20, 2010, 08:07:16 PM »
Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing

Lego Antikythera Mechanism

An astronomy calculator created by the ancient Greeks has been rebuilt as a Lego replica.  The fully-functional replica can still perform original functions such as predicting eclipses, as seen in a Nature Video movie that has gone viral.

Hope that it blows your mind!

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Offline Talia

Re: Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 10:41:52 AM »

That was very, very impressive !!

Wonder how long it took to replicate and build....

Had to watch twice :)

Offline Schrödinger

Re: Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 03:45:16 PM »
30 days, as per the vid.

I'm more curious about the prototyping and the mathematics behind it, and how they had managed to derive as much from the original design, or what little was left of it. Articles (as linked form the Youtube video's page) were sadly not quite telling.

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Re: Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 12:17:23 PM »
For anyone interested in the original, there's a great Nature video:

Antikythera Mechanism Part 1: by Nature Video

Part 2:

Antikythera Mechanism Part 2: by Nature Video

Offline Envious

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 12:22:06 AM »
very neat

Offline AtlasEros

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 02:50:06 PM »
That's cool, one of the joys of having a 3 y/o son, getting to play with legos again.

Offline Kaelhiar

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 11:42:55 PM »
Oh wow.... I have several friends (myself included) who are huge, huge fans of Legos. Watching this video made me feel like a kid again!

And that reminds me: I eagerly look forward to next month when I can order the Taj Mahal and build it... in Lego. (All 5000+ pieces of it! I already did the London Bridge!)

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Re: Lego Replica of Ancient Astronomy Calculator is Mind-Blowing
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 01:17:40 PM »
Ha! and my parents thought playing with legos was stupid! Awesome find.