Like this video
Mind Blown: The writer automaton.
This video will not play. You currently do not have Adobe Flash installed on this computer. Please click here to download it (it's free!)
Share this video on Facebook
World's coolest flight attendant.
Best coin ever spent.
Kid walking his dog stops to play in a puddle.
How to chop wood without messing around.
Fastest gunman on planet.
Cat and dolphins playing together.
Share on Facebook
more share options...
Professor Simon Schaffer reports for the BBC on an astonishing 240-year-old writing automaton. It was created in the 1770s by the Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz and can write words or sentences up to 40 characters.