Wednesday, November 6, 2013

'The Writer' Automaton

Ein schweizer Uhrmacher hat um 1770 eine Maschine entworfen, die aus 6000 Teilen besteht, die aussieht wie ein kleiner Junge und die unterschiedliche Texte schreiben kann - Wahnsinn!!!
boingboing sez: "The Writer is a 240-year-old automaton in the form of a boy; created by a Swiss clockmaker, he has about 6,000 parts and is programmable. By loading stacks of metal cards, the Writer could be coaxed into writing different letters with a pen that it dipped into an inkwell; the cards also specified the pressure of the pen."

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