Posted by Dirck on 15 November, 2013
Friday Film for this week is a look at a robot from the very beginning of the Age of Steam– like Steampunk, but looking at the other end of the telescope.
A cynic might point out that the lack electrics, a software-reliant output device and an interesting user interface means it still blinkin’ works.
To balance that last sentence with another wonder, I’ll also point out that tomorrow morning is the start of the period of possible visiblity for Comet ISON. If you’re capable of early rising, look towards where the sun will break the horizon.
Later: flipping back through old pages, I find a disappointing black window. Here’s another, if slightly less in-depth, look at the same little doo-dad.