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A Lego Replica of the Antikythera Mechanism 74

vbraga writes "The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. In 2010, a fully-functional replica out of Lego (YouTube video) was built."
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A Lego Replica of the Antikythera Mechanism

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In the future, you're going to get computers as prizes in breakfast cereals. You'll throw them out because your house will be littered with them.

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