Sunday, August 21, 2016

Etch-a-Sketch dissection - what makes this classic mechanical toy work?

Here is a rather long, but very informative video showing a machinist opening up and analyzing the inside of the classic Etch-a-Sketch toy. He rambles a bit which I sort of enjoy. In any case, he's very knowledgeable about machines. The toy is also a small engineering marvel.

If this video has made you miss your own childhood toy, here is where you can get a new Etch-a-Sketch. Or...perhaps you want to take it apart now?



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wings in Steel and Glass - mechanical sculpture by Shasa Bolton

Check out the latest piece by Shasa Bolton!

See more sculpture by Shasa Bolton on this web site.



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Monday, August 01, 2016

Heart Broken Repairman automaton by Carlos Zapata

Check out the latest automaton by Carlos Zapata titled Heart Broken Repairman. His job is to fix broken hearts. Sadly, that is an occupation with a lot of job security.

See more automata by Carlos Zapata on his web site.



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