Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The biggest, baddest hand-operated mechanical corkscrew in the universe

Artist Rob Higgs creates overly-complex machines that perform simple tasks. They seem inspired by pseudo-mechanical drawings of Rube Goldberg or Heath Robinson. I did a short post about the one shown here, titled Corkscrew, a few years ago, but didn't have video to show at the time. I think the video is essential to see the eerie mechanical beauty of 1000 pounds of machine as it goes about opening a bottle of wine. Mind you, it will also pour a glass for you too! I am in awe of the artist and his incredible machine.

[ Thanks Brian! ]

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