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More LEGO STOPMOTION Goodies For Octopunk: Apple Engineer Recreating 2000-Year-Old Computer Using Lego

Saturday 11 December 2010 - Filed under Horrorthon Posts


This is unbelievably cool! An Apple Software Engineer (big surprise) named Andrew Carol has successfully recreated “the famous Antikythera Mechanism, created by ancient Greeks in 100 B.C. as a way of predicting astronomical events like eclipses” out of LEGO (as documented in a stop-motion film, no less). The interview is very interesting; it’s a discussion that would be fruitful even if it was just an intriguing hypothetical in a discussion of machines and the guy hadn’t actually gone ahead and done it (Using LEGO!!!) Counting gear teeth, no less…

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662831/watch-an-apple-engineer-recreate-a-2000-year-old-computer-using-legos

2010-12-11  »  Jordan

Talkback x 3

  1. Whirlygirl
    11 December 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    That is so fantastic! I love this line from the film:"Pretty impressive for a bunch of plastic blocks."It captures the infinite possibilities.

  2. Octopunk
    11 December 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    That was so cool! I wasn't expecting the movie to be so high-end; they had to remove a lot of fly rigs in post to make that work.And I know the animator, too. Talented guy.

  3. JPX
    12 December 2010 @ 1:56 am

    Wow! This serves to remind me that humans were pretty damn smart 2000 years ago. Great video and I love the music!

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