Challenging Project?

If you are looking for a challenging workshop project and are bored with complex steam engines, grinding machines and clocks then you could always follow in the footsteps of Michael Wright who decided to build an Antikythera Device in his home workshop. He can now predict solar eclipses and the position of the moon, sun and planets.

The original was made in bronze with a wooden case, Mr Wright’s replica has been made from recycled metal. The fine toothed gears and spiral dials have all been faithfully reproduced and the mechanism is fully operational.

More details of the mechanism can be seen at the project website.

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