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Old 30th September 2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Built 249 years ago,The Automaton Writer

Built 249 years ago...just imagine doing this with then-available tools!

This will fascinate just about all the engineers, artists, clock makers,
computer programers, or basically anyone out there that likes to tinker.
It is truly amazing. Remember this was built in the 1760's.

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Old 30th September 2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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I watched the video...........!?
Just incredible.........where does the creative genius that produces such things come from? Could someone replicate this from scratch even now without seeing how the original was done?
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Old 30th September 2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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Even if somebody did recreate one today it just wouldn't have have the aesthetic beauty of its internal mechanisms. It would probably just have an Arduino and X number of followers on facebook
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Old 2nd October 2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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There is a challenge here:
Show a clock maker/engineer the video without revealing the mechanism and then ask them to produce the exact same result (mechanically only) to the same scale with whatever methodology he/she sees fit.
Ability, time and cost says that it could not be done now.
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Old 7th October 2013, 03:10 AM   #5
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Old 7th October 2013, 04:56 AM   #6
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Glad this got bumped. I almost missed it.

If I attempted a recreation, it would turn out something like this:
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Old 8th October 2013, 09:39 PM   #7
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Wow! that has to be the absolute prettiest printer I have ever seen...
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