This video is the first episode in a companion series to the main Antikythera Mechanism project, that I'm calling "Antikythera Fragments". Sort of like the ongoing Spare Parts series, but specifically for the AM.
The reason for the separate series is that there's a lot that I'd like to discuss about this machine, that requires a large amount of speculation and guesswork. I'd like the main series to be as fact based as I can get it, so when I know I'm clearly deviating into speculation territory, I'm going to hive the topic off into one of these "Fragment" videos.
It doesn't mean that I think the speculated idea is necessarily wrong, just that its more open for discussion. I'll share my thinking with you, and hopefully you'll have your own thoughts and share them too.
The first subject I want to cover is the topic of workholding that I briefly touched on in the 2nd episode.