Antikythera mechanism simulation


Yesterday, Adriaan blogged about the Antikythera mechanism. This is a fascinating piece of early machinery. Read all about it on the wikipedia page.

Ade called for a plasmoid to be created of it and I think this is a good idea. So I looked around on the web if there is some software simulating the mechanism. I found a webpage where you can download an OpenGL implementation that is compiled for windows. You can run it with Wine on a i386 Linux machine. The source code is not available on the site. I was struck by backside of the mechanism. The inward spiraling lines look very much like the Akonadi clock Cornelius blogged about some time ago.


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