Antikythera Simulation 0.96 Free Download
Shareware: You can try this program, but this version has some limited features or time usage restrictions. You should purchase it in order to remove those limits.
High quality interactive OpenGLES 3D Simulation of the Antikythera Mechanism!
The Antikythera Mechanism is a small device constructed in ancient Greece around 150BC and it was mainly used for accurate astronomical measurements.
It's complexity -comparable to that of a 19th century swiss clock- is admired by historians and scientists and it is often called as "mankind's first computer".
"Antikythera Simulation" is an interactive 3D simulation drawn with OpenGLES of the 2 best known models of the Antikythera Mechanism as developed by scientists, and in the same time a showcase of the capabilities of your android powered handset!
These versions are preliminary ones, without much attention to the relative gear diameters or vertical positions. However, the tooth count of the gears and the operation are accurate.
Make yourself familiar with your own history and the astonishing sophistication of this ancient device while pushing your android's Graphics Processing Unit to the edge!
Touch-pan, rotate and pinch zoom in the 3D model and let hardware acceleration do the rest.
Check how many frames per second your android can render. (In case you're a developer and you're wandering... it's 113K vertices!)
It looks best on high-end devices. Tablets supported.
There is also a brief explanation and history note in the "about" section.
* No permissions required, no ads, totally free and hopefully bug-free
Please mail me if you discover any bugs.
* Supported by all android versions above 1.6. (Multitouch not available in android < 2.0)
* Hardware acceleration with OpenGL ES 1.0
* Minimal memory usage
No special requirements