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2000+ year old computer. Recreated with Lego

Posted: December 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Creative, Design, Technology, Visual | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE.

Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.

In 2010, this fully-functional replica was built out of Lego by an Apple Engineer.

Read more about it here.

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The Worlds Biggest Drum Machine

Posted: September 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Advertising, Creative, Digital, Music, Technology, Visual | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Propellerheads decided to build the world’s biggest drum machine.

Nice work but I’m sure they can get a bit more out of it in the future.