Sunday, January 30, 2011

Article on Hero of Alexandria & video of aeolipile

 Heron of Alexandria's original steam turbine
The site featured a nice summary of the work of Hero of Alexandria earlier this week. Among his many inventions were sophisticated automta and a steam engine known as an 'aeolipile' -- a modern version of which is shown here. The post also shows a nice video of a recreated version of Hero's steam engine.

Here is the article on The Greek engineer who invented the steam engine 2,000 years ago at

Here is were you can learn more about the beautiful steam turbine model shown above.

[ Thanks Julia! ]

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Anonymous Robbie said...

That is one simple & gorgeous little machine.

January 30, 2011 at 5:47 AM  
Anonymous Falk Keuten said...

Hi Dug,
a must-see related to this topic is the wonderful 50min video docu I posted in my blog the 1.Jan.11, :

Enjoying all the automata enthusiasts
wit the best wishes

January 30, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Wonderful! Thanks Falk!

January 30, 2011 at 12:12 PM  

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