Maillardet's Automaton

A 200 year old Automotron 'Robot' was re-assembled after it was donated as a box of pieces and after years of figuring out how to re-assemble it the amazing machine came to life and was able to write and draw what was in its 200 year old 'Memory'.
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+33 1. PuffPuff commented 11 years ago

This is... beyond.... it's.... Even this comment is useless.
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+7 2. MrG commented 11 years ago

How is it even possible? :o
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+8 3. huldu commented 11 years ago

The time it must have taken to get everything to work as well as it does... phew.
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+4 4. k3vlar commented 11 years ago

This robot reminds me about the movie Hugo. (trailer to the movie here:
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+1 5. drienuldrie commented 11 years ago

old school
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+3 6. stonedecroze commented 11 years ago

Steam Punk
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+3 7. Urihep commented 11 years ago

Reminds me of the Volvo B18-engine: Old as hell, pure mechanic (almost) and is still does what it was meant to do. Strange analogy perhaps...
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+4 8. orion commented 11 years ago

#4 exactly, this is the main story in the movie (very magical). I thought more people woul notice.
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-1 9. captain_obvious commented 11 years ago

not easier to make a stamp?
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+2 10. Sizzlik (admin) commented 11 years ago

#4 thanks for that..never heared about that im gonna get it =)
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+1 11. Carbon commented 11 years ago

Surely, a 200 year old automaton would have used a nibbed pen that needed to be dipped into an ink well periodically? Therefore, why doesn't this one replicate that movement?
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+2 12. hdwg commented 11 years ago

Mechanics are always more impressive than electronics.
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+2 13. Sizzlik (admin) commented 11 years ago

#11 you know that there are other options then ink? Like a coal pen =)