Gears from the Greeks

Mon, 8 Oct 2012

Back from my trip to Frankfurt, a parcel was waiting for me from Amazon. Inside was this fascinating looking booklet about the incredible Antikythera Mechanism, a gear based computer created by an Ancient Greek over 2000 years ago. The book looks great, the first few pages read well and it is packed with information and diagrams. I'll post a full review when I'm done but in the mean time you can order your own copy from  Amazon UK || Amazon US

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Comments (2)

  • cool022883 October 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    hope you enjoy  your new

    hope you enjoy  your new book

    and it gives you ideas for future projects that you can create

    It looks like there are loads of good ideas I can use 🙂 – RI

  • Smelter October 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Does this mean you are now

    Does this mean you are now offering orrery membership?

    Here is something to make "twiddling" your fingers worth while.

    And as the video shows, it works! http://www.kinektdesign.com/product-gear-ring.php

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