Antikythera mechanism working model
Curator Michael Wright shows off his model of the Antikythera mechanism.

Derek John de Solla Price (22 January 1922 – 3 September 1983) was a physicist, historian of science, and information scientist, credited as the father of scientometrics. Price's major scientific contributions include an analysis of the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek analogue computer and astronomical instrument. (Family photo, contributed by his son - Wikipedia)

Dr. Allan Bromley built a partial reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism, one of the oldest (surviving) geared mechanisms known. Working with Frank Percival, a Sydney clockmaker, he improved on an earlier reconstruction by Derek J. de Solla Price.
 (Photo by Allan Bromley - Wikipedia)

The Antikhytera Celestial Machine: From the virtual model to a real one.
by Massimo Mogi Vicentini

The virtual model:

The Antikhytera Celestial Machine: Fragments of genius from a legendary science.

One year on from the launch of the "Tribute to the Antikythera Mechanism" at the Archaeological Museum of Athens, Hublot presents the "Antikythera SunMoon" watch, featuring highly precise Sun and Moon indications.

Lego Antikythera Mechanism
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 2010, we built a fully-functional replica out of Lego.

Antikythera Mechanism (Eclipse Predictor) made with LEGO

The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient Greek mechanical computer built in about 150 B.C.E. It was designed to calculate the position of the sun and moon as well as to calculate the dates of solar and lunar eclipses. It is conjectured that it could also calculate the positions of the inner planets, but this is unproven.

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