The Antikythera mechanism is a machine with more than 2,000 years ago by the Greeks used to predict with surprising accuracy the solar and lunar eclipses (had an error margin
of just two hours).Machinery, based in gear (like clockwork) and considered by many the first computer in the world, was lost from ancient times until 1901, when some divers discovered it in a wreck near the Greek island of Antikythera.
The complex apparatus was then deeply investigated for many years trying tounderstand what it was, until it was discovered what was their purpose: to predict eclipses.
Andy Carol is known for his hobby of rebuilding mechanical computers using Lego pieces. Last year, the publisher and producer of the science journal Nature, Adam Rutherford challenged him to replicate the Antikythera mechanism - and when it was finished, he set up thespectacular video that explains the workings of the machine.
This is not the only replica that has been made of this mechanism. In 2008 he created the first replica (of which we speak here), which confirmed theories about what it was for the team.
Link: Lego Antikythera Mechanism (Small Mammal)
Look at the symbol that was found in the incredible small machine, as well as characters of the Greek alphabet!
Of course, researchers do not know what it is! They identified two letters of the Greek alphabet (in red)
According to investigations have more functions, some apparently have not been discovered.
Does anyone have more information?
More concentric circles Rick! In Greece!
Image Source: History Channel
Edited by Alina, 04 August 2012 - 01:53 PM.