This is where it all started, challenging myself to re-create this eternal gadget back in 2012. Two years of sleepless nights, and the Antikythera Mechanism was finished in 2014! The voyage and result, more than rewarding:
Main overview pictures of my gold-plated Antikythera Mechanism replica
Details of the front side
Details of the back side
Gears: the main ingredient
Inscriptions: A special artistic font was created to emulate the original
My approach to reconstructing the Antikythera Mechanism.
What's this all about?
This is about ancient technology, with initial emphasis on the Antikythera mechanism:
a trip from its creation, to its discovery and decoding by means of modern technology, up to the recreation of it, more than 2000 years later.
We see how this educational gadget can be used nowadays (interactive app), in the learning process of the new generation, as well as how it can inspire for further mechanical clockwork inventions.
Out of place and time: the Antikythera Mechanism
A well kept secret, in underwater silence. Hiding for 2000 years in the greek archipelago, rusting away. Discovered with the birth of the x-rays. Waiting for 100 more years to be decoded by 3D tomography. Today, we can just about recreate it. And whilst reconstructing it we wonder: Would it be possible for what was conceived and created 2100 years ago, to be manufactured just a couple of centuries back?
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