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Pocket calculators are almost extinct now that we carry around mini-computers, but what were accountants and engineers using for complicated math before them? Come take a look at the Friden STW10 a local fan loaned us.

 

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(LTTstore.com graphic pricing might need some updating...)

 

 

This was a fantastic video, thanks!

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About that antikithira computer, I hope you ll mention the LEGO's recreation. The scanned the old one with x-rays and re-created it

 

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The engineering in that thing truly is next level.

 

Cool vid.

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20 minutes ago, PeachGr said:

I hope you ll mention the LEGO's recreation

That would make an awesome desk toy. I assume it's not been released as an official kit?

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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48 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

That would make an awesome desk toy. I assume it's not been released as an official kit?

https://youtu.be/RLPVCJjTNgk

I don't think, but I don't really know. I m Greek and was all over the news for a week or so. The whole "computer" had some sort of date input, did one math equation, and found the next eclipse or something like that. There are a few videos of the process on YouTube

It is impressive, but it is a bigger gear on a small gear, somewhat like a bicycle. For example a 5 times bigger gear, is a"divide by 5 times" or so. That way you multiply and divide. I guess more will be explained on the upcoming video

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Long time watcher, first time poster. Really disappointed to see a tobacco product/prop in this video, I don't think it has any place in LMG media. I understand the context it is being used in but find it really distasteful.

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Wow. Never thought I would see this on LTT. I actually collect and restore these machines! I have many different mechanical calculators including a Friden STW-10, CW-10, and an older D10 with the chrome styling. I am also lucky enough to have my favorite mechanical calculator, an electric Millionaire machine, 1 of only 236 ever made. In case anyone is interested in learning more or seeing some more of my calculators and reading about them, you can here on my blog:

https://starwarsfan2099.github.io/2021/02/23/millionaire-calculator.html
 

And I have a quick video of the electric Millionaire calculator here:
 


I have a few others quick videos too, such as a Marchant ACR8M performing division:
 


I need to get around to uploading more videos of my machines, however, I attached some pictures of some of my other machines, including a wooden Comptometer made in 1896!

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A good video - mechanical computation has always fascinated me. 

 

A video looking at the Turing Bombe would be brilliant.  

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Interesingly Metallica frontman used to be the table.

 

 

*I know - computer is/was someone who computes numbers.

... you too 35?

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Really poor video. No detail whatsoever. What was he trying to find the square root of, he didn't even say!

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1 minute ago, GodAtum said:

Really poor video

You must be new here, that's the MO of LTT videos for some years now...

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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My ears perked up at the mention of the antikythera machine at the end of the video. A colleague of mine spent the last few years designing and building a fully working replica based of the partial device recovered off of Greece. He showed off the finished version several months ago at work. Very impressive. All hand machined!

He has pictures and engineering drawings available if you want to build your own (please excuse the web-site, he is a genius engineer, not a genius web dev 😄 😞http://www.amclock.net/

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On 1/11/2022 at 7:52 PM, GodAtum said:

Really poor video. No detail whatsoever. What was he trying to find the square root of, he didn't even say!

Partially have to echo this.

I like the idea of the video, nice presentation, and it was nice to see how it was used.
It was also horrifying to see that patents were f**king designs even back then, so thanks for that x_X

 

But you should also have showed a bit of how it works internally.

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