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Oldest Computer in the World Now in
Lego Form

Remember our very old friend the Antikythera mechanism? Well, designer and Lego aficionado Andrew Carol has decided to reincarnate the ancient Greek computer once again.

Just like the original Antikythera, which the Greeks most likely used to predict a variety of astronomical happenings, the Lego version uses a complex array of gears (illustrated in the video below) to track information such as the position of the sun and moon, and to foresee events like lunar and solar eclipses.

Want even more detailed information about how Carol made this marvel of Lego engineering? Check out his webpage, where he also showcases a Lego version of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine.

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at this sweet Lego printer.

Video still: Andrew Carol

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