Recreation of an ancient computer

Recreation of an ancient computer

Michael Wright explains his remake of the mysterious apparatus found off the coast of Antikythera island –

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek clockwork machine found in a shipwreck, that has taken more than a century to decipher. Wright’s handmade reconstruction is the first to include all the known features of this complex device.

– More info from the book, Decoding the Heavens

World’s oldest computer?

4 thoughts on “Recreation of an ancient computer

  1. Mike says:

    Very cool. I’ve always been amazed by the complexity of the Antikythera device. Has anyone read the book mentioned? It’s not released yet in the US…

  2. Peter says:

    I’ve found schematics of the gear works from a couple of years ago, but nothing since the more recent discoveries. So if someone wanted to remake this, where’s the best place to find the necessary information?

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