History of Antikythera Mechanism


Antikythera Mechanism is the first analogical computer that was created in the world. Ancient Greeks created this computer and used it for various purposes ranging from calculating the movement of moon, sun, and planets to simple calculations. The amazing Antikythera mechanism brought a revolution as it made the calculations easier which, otherwise, would have been near to impossible for the people in that era.

Brief History

The device came into existence at the end of 2nd Century BC. It was composed of over 30 bronze gears that are placed in a case made of wooden and bronze material. The box in which the gears were placed was the size of the shoebox that we have today.

Discovery

A group of Greek sponge divers discovered this mechanism in the Antikythera shipwreck off point Glyphadia in April 1900 on the Greek island of Antikythera. It was moved to the National Museum of Archaeology that is located in Athens for the purpose of storage and analysis. It took about two years for the experts to take notice of this mechanism as the staff of the museum was busy working on joining and observing the other pieces that found in the wreck.

Appearance

A fixed ring dial is placed on the front face of the mechanism; it represents the ecliptic and the zodiac signs. Each sign is marked off with 30-degree sectors. Another ring is placed outside the dial which can be rotated. The Sothic Egyptian calendar days and months are marked on this ring.

The amazing device is known to be the first analog computer. It is said to be way ahead of its time. The gears and other components used in this mechanism are said to be similar to the ones used in the clocks which were manufactured in the 18th century. If you want to see this exceptional device, you will have to go all the way to Athens, Greece as it is located in the National Archaeological Museum. However, you can still get a feel of the first logical computing device by buying the amazing mechanical models that work on the same principal from Ugears.

Ugears is one of the most-sought after brands; it is manufacturing premium quality and sustainable mechanical models. The mechanical models from Ugears have a vintage look, attractive design, and smart engineering. You can buy these amazing products for yourself or to gift to your loved ones who are fond of collecting vintage stuff. These mechanical models have no adverse effect associated with them as they are not battery charged and require no power resources. The pieces of the models are made from premium quality wonder material which requires the use of no tool or sticky material to join them. Let’s have a look at few products from Ugears which gives the feel of the Antikythera Mechanism.

Safe

The Safe modelBuild your own safe with the incredible mechanical model from Ugears. This 3D puzzle Safe offered by Ugears can be purchased to keep your confidential documents and money safely. It has a real combination on the front which requires 3 figures to be added for opening the lock.

Geneva Drive

UGears Geneva Drive ModelGeneva Drive from Ugears is the fastest assembling model. You can gift this model to your kids on your birthday; it will keep them busy for hours. You can assist them in making this amazing puzzle and spend some quality time with them. All the parts of this puzzle are manufactured using premium quality material which poses no harm of any sort to your kids.

Apart from the two mechanical models mentioned above, Ugears also has an extensive range of exceptional models. Buy them as gifts for your kids or loved ones to bring a smile on their face.


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