A project uses simple building blocks for complex mathematical calculations.

Digital Science has created a replica of an ancient Greek device used for astronomy calculations. The Antikythera Mechanism was initially built in 100BCE and rediscovered in a shipwreck in 1901. The video below explains how individual gears contribute towards accurate calculations. As a side note, it also reminds us of John Gruber’s observation on the increased production value of promotion videos.

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