Saturday, September 28, 2013

A mechanical writer

A video of a 240-year-old mechanical doll, and automaton, which writes. Amazingly complex, and even to some degree programable. Thanks to Jim.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing. I bet most programmers today would struggle to recreate this using software-controlled servos, let alone purely mechanical controls. It's a rare person who would have both the skills and the imagination.