Behind the Scenes: Lego Antikythera Mechanism

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Thu, Dec 16th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Andrew Carol rebuilt a 2000-year-old analog computer out of Legos. It predicts the year, date, and time of future solar and lunar eclipses accurately to within two hours. All using plastic gears. The film explains how it works. You can read an article about it here.

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