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PostPosted: June 5, 2018, 5:42 pm 
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And I thought building a Locost was an accomplishment. Look at this 250 yr old doll. The builder didn't even have a book to read and follow.....

https://www.chonday.com/15454/the-writer-automaton/

It is programmable!

(click on the link, not the picture)


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PostPosted: June 5, 2018, 8:59 pm 
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Can't imagine what some 18th century person would have thought when he saw this in action.

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PostPosted: June 6, 2018, 11:23 am 
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I'm reminded of Da Vinci's extensive drawings for mechanisms and then think of the society in which he lived... seems like many people risked being burned for witchcraft if they were too intelligent and mechanically gifted!

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