Thursday, November 21, 2013

'The Writer' Automaton

This is the work of an engineering genius. The automaton was made by a clock maker 240 years ago. It is built from over 6000 moving parts and its hand actually dips a quill pen into ink and then moves over and writes a complete sentence onto a piece of paper. It could be thought of as a mechanical predecessor to the modern programmable computer.

1 comment:

erin machniak said...

WOW though.... It's so elegant.