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January 22, 2010

Get down with it…

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1264204750 ) Play

Image above depicts a funky invention by an extremely funky ancient dude. What is it, and who was he?


20 Responses to “Get down with it…”

  1. Rogi
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    al-Jazari’s drinking boat.
    Heron’s automata predate this by twelve centuries, though.


  2. SV
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    Programmable automata by Al-Jazari


  3. sidsen
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    Al-Jazari created a musical automaton, which was a boat with four automatic musicians that floated on a lake to entertain guests at royal drinking parties.


  4. Raghuvansh
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    Al Jazari’s Musical Robot Band. Not to be confused with Sgt. Pepper and his band.


  5. It is Al-Jazari , called by some as the Da Vinci of the Islamic world. The image depicts his Musical Automaton, which is considered as one of the first inventions in automation ..


  6. Dibyo
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    The musical robot band designed by al-Jazari.


  7. KK
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    The Floating Musical Automatons invented by Al-Jazari


  8. The musical robot band designed by al-Jazari.


  9. Abū al-‘Iz Ibn Ismā’īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī invented the musical robot band


  10. Al-Jazari created a musical automaton, which was a boat with four automatic musicians that floated on a lake to entertain guests at royal drinking parties.
    I request, again, to please update my scores.


  11. krudebox
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    Al Jazari’s Musical Toy


  12. Logik
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    These water pegs in the boat hit the levers, which supposedly control the rhythms of 4 automated musical robots.

    Al Jazari’s invention. Musical Automata


  13. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    Al Jazari. Musical automaton.


  14. Ps

    (Abū al-’Iz Ibn Ismā’īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī) or Al jazari and his automated boat toy with the robot band :D


  15. Kaushik

    Al-Jazari’s musical automatons

    Al-Jazari created a musical automaton, which was a boat with four automatic musicians that floated on a lake to entertain guests at royal drinking parties. Professor Noel Sharkey has argued that it is quite likely that it was an early programmable automata and has produced a possible reconstruction of the mechanism. Diagram Of The Floating Musical Automatons is what shown


  16. udupendra
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    Musical robot band by Al Jazari


  17. eli

    Al- Jazari’s musical robot band .


  18. Al-Jazari: A Musical robot band


  19. shrik
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    A musical automaton, sort of ‘robot band’, by Al Jazari.


  20. darthshak

    Al Jazari’s musical automaton?


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