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  • Antikythera mechanism, 2000 year old machine?

    In order to make this mechanism, and cut the gears accurately, some type of lathe and milling mechanism would have been required. In addition, I would say the craftsman involved could be considered one of the first MACHINISTS in the world.

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    Big discussions in the past search engine on this one just so you know.

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    • #3
      Sounds interesting but .. A link might be good
      John Titor, when are you.

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      • #4
        https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-84310-w.pdf

        apparently they have figured out the gearing, etc
        anyone gonna try and build it?

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        • #5
          Clickspring is just one who is quite involved with the Antikythera mechanism and since we all know of him, here's his first video and they go from there.


          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4tw_UzqZE
          Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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          • #6
            Most technology from the year 2021 would confuse the pants off of anyone in the year 0021.
            If someone in 0020 found a smartphone manufactured in 2020 how would they describe it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Corbettprime View Post
              In order to make this mechanism, and cut the gears accurately, some type of lathe and milling mechanism would have been required. ...
              It's perfectly possible to manually mark out and file satisfactory gears - especially so where the gears are only used for positioning and not for power transmission.

              Regards, Marv

              Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
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              Location: LA, CA, USA

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bented View Post
                Most technology from the year 2021 would confuse the pants off of anyone in the year 0021.
                If someone in 0020 found a smartphone manufactured in 2020 how would they describe it?
                While true there's a little bitto visa versa going on with that as well --- many techniques have been long gone and make us modern day'ers scratch our heads wondering HTF did they do that???

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                  HTF did they do that???
                  Nothing beats time and money in engineering.
                  The US could probably land a man on the moon then return him/her safely I suspect.

                  Throw money at it until it works.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bented View Post

                    The US could probably land a man on the moon then return him/her safely I suspect.

                    Could? probably?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                      Could? probably?
                      There are some people in the US that could/probably comprehend sarcasm.
                      The rest I am not terribly confident with.
                      Last edited by Bented; 03-13-2021, 04:36 PM.

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                      • #12
                        As I understand, Clickspring turned up some interesting new observations about that mechanism that have been published in some scientific or academic realm. Quite a project.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bented View Post

                          There are some people in the US that could/probably comprehend sarcasm.
                          The rest I am not terribly confident with.
                          So you must of missed my "could" "probably" sarcastic joke about your sarcasm ???

                          although half expected you to say you meant to say "mars" lol

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

                            So you must of missed my "could" "probably" sarcastic joke about your sarcasm ???

                            although half expected you to say you meant to say "mars" lol
                            Only Elon Musk can use the name Mars™ for a planet.

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                            • #15
                              And only Elon Musk would want too...

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