Ep 315: Wires, springs, and mechanical marvels

Wires, springs, and mechanical marvels

Along with the beginnings of springs and wire, we take a look at some more automatons. Included is the 18th century chess playing mechanical Turk.

Here’s a site on a modern day humanoid robot.


Here are a couple of articles about the chess playing automaton that wasn’t.

The Turk, a chess-playing robot, was a hoax that started an early conversation about AI.

How a Phony 18th Century Chess Robot Fooled the World

Here’s an article about the history and modern manufacture of springs.

How springs is made

And here’s a video on the history of making wire.

The History of Wiredrawing