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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2010 05:41      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Even an ancient Greek gear driven computer.

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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2010 21:57      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Very cool.

However awesome as the Lego part is, the Greek part of it is phenomenal to me.

That's Ancient Geekiness IMHO.

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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2010 02:30      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wonder how accurately lego can do mathmatical operations, considering the tolereances of plastic lego gears are probably not tight.

Babbage inveted doing mathmatical operation with gears, and he was living in the first time period that had machine building down to a fine enough art to do so.

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Icon 1 posted December 19, 2010 20:03      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I wonder how accurately lego can do mathmatical operations, considering the tolereances of plastic lego gears are probably not tight.

Looks like they took that into account.

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