Pythagoras believed that through numbers, the universe and all its secrets could be revealed . . .
This is a fully functioning accurate replica of the legendary Antikythera Mechanism at 1.5:1 scale. With 200+ components, assemble the mechanism the same way the original maker had. Our model is based on Prof. Tony Freeth's 2012 Research Paper, and is just awesome. . .
The Mechanism of Antikythera (originally called Table or Tablet, ΠΙΝΑΞ, ΠΙΝΑΚΙΔΙΟΝ) is a dedicated astronomical analogue computer that uses bronze gear wheels to perform specific mathematical calculations to accurately simulate the natural phenomena of celestial bodies, and depict their location in the sky at any given time.
Experience what it was to assemble a planetarium that could predict eclipses, simulate astronomical phenomena and the sky at any given time. Technology truly thousands of years ahead of its time.
Eight Rings all independently rotating. Each ring simulates the planets natural phenomena.
Two Calendar Dials being turned by several gear trains and arbors that work in harmony with each other.
The YouTube channel Clickspring documents the creation of an Antikythera mechanism replica using the tools, techniques and materials that would have been available in ancient Greece.
With assembly instructions that make it clear how to assemble the mechanism. Click Here to download FREE
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Minimum Bed Size: 200mm x 200mm (Ender3, Prusa Mk2+)
Nozzle Diameter: 0.4mm
Filament: PLA or PETG
Approximate Material Consumption: 2.1KG
Approximate Total Print Time: 153 Hours (Measured @ 200/mms, 20% infill, 3 Parameters)
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