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Lego Video: Learn How the Oldest Known Calculator Accurately Predicted Eclipses 2,000 Years Ago Antikythera Mechanism Lego Video: Oldest Known Scientific Computer Rebuilt with Lego

Watch this mind-bending video of a lego recreation of the oldest known scientific computer, an amazingly precise set of gears built in 100 BCE.

The Nature Network has announced the winner of their "Best Nature Video" for the most impressive display of "science on the screen." The winner is a truly mind-bending short of the Lego recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism, known in science circles as the oldest scientific computer ever built. This incredibly advanced and unbelievably precise device could predict eclipses and other celestial events with unprecedented accuracy.

If you are at all curious how gears could be used to perform math—literally used as a calculator—you've simply got to check this out.

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World's Oldest Computer Reconstructed in Lego Check Out The World's Oldest Computer, Replicated in Lego

The Antikythera mechanism, built around 150 B.C, has been recreated out of Lego, along with a cool (Lego) video showing how the ancient relic worked.

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The world's first computer, called the Antikythera Mechanism, dates back to 150 B.C. It used gears and a clock-like display to compute complicated mathematics for predicting astronomical events. Now the designer Adam Carol has reconstructed the ancient relic in an elaborate demonstration of Lego aptitude.

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