Apple Engineer Re-Creates 2,000 Year Old Greek Computer … With Legos

Andrew Carol, a software engineer for Apple, has re-created a 2,000 year old Greek computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, using Legos. Ancient Greeks created this device around 100 B.C. to predict astronomical events, such as eclipses.

10 Comments on "Apple Engineer Re-Creates 2,000 Year Old Greek Computer … With Legos"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Dec 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    Wow. What a coincidence that they were able to find all the required, in-spec gears in an off-the-shelf kids toy.

  2. Liam_McGonagle | Dec 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm |

    Wow. What a coincidence that they were able to find all the required, in-spec gears in an off-the-shelf kids toy.

  3. This is awesome. The Antikythera Mechanism is one of my favorite OPPArts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out-of-place_artifact

  4. This is awesome. The Antikythera Mechanism is one of my favorite OPPArts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out-of-place_artifact

  5. Anonymous | Dec 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    i bet this guy gets laid a lot

  6. Anonymous | Dec 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm |

    i bet this guy gets laid a lot

  7. I have a hard time believing that the original was made in 100BCE.
    It’s’ much more likely that it was left behind by a time traveler from some future steam punk society.

  8. I have a hard time believing that the original was made in 100BCE.
    It’s’ much more likely that it was left behind by a time traveler from some future steam punk society.

  9. Likewise…a thing of beauty. 2100 years and its as awesome today as it ever was.

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