When you think you’ve seen it all, someone else clever comes up with another. This Lego masterpiece was created by Apple software engineer Andrew Carol who managed to use 1,500 LEGO Technic parts to recreate the Antikythera.
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 English terms, “each box is its own little piece of computing hardware, crunching one equation per box, and when you input some calender data into it, it should be able to tell you when the next solar eclipse will be.” Check out the cool video below…