FAQ: Open Antikythera Project
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What is Open Antikythera?

Open Antikythera, like the original mechanism, has a number of different functions. It can function as a calendar, a star map, a calculator, an orrery. It’s a horoscope, an artifact, and a resource. It’s a farmer’s almanac. It is the first mechanical computer in the world. It’s almost a clock, but created more than 1000 years before clocks were invented.

Last updated: August 28, 2023 12:05

Why you'll love Open Antikythera

  • Open Antikythera is made to be interactive: the default front plate is transparent so you can see how all the gears work together.
  • Our english front plate interpretation can be easily added for a custom look.
  • As with all our replicas, it’s open source! To us, that means it’s made to be shared. If you have a question or comment, share with the community! It’s a team effort.
Last updated: August 28, 2023 12:06

What material are the included faceplates?

All units come with clear acrylic front and back. The gold looking front is an available skin, engraved on two-tone acrylic, in the original Greek or English.

Last updated: August 28, 2023 12:07

Why S&T Geotronics?

We are a repeat and trusted Kickstarter creator. Our two previous projects, Open Enigma and Open DSKY were both successful & delivered on time. We will be here every step of the way. We’ve raised over $140k and have more than 300 happy customers to show for it.

Last updated: August 28, 2023 12:08

Shipping Updates
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Current Estimated Shipping Date: June 2024

Last Updated At: 12/20/23
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