Friday, August 10, 2012

Automata, kinetic art & steampunk artifacts at The MAD Museum

Here's a short video about one of the newest places to see autoamta: The Mechanical Art & Design (MAD) Museum. Located in Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire, the museum is dedicated to mechanical wonders of evert sort including robotics, rolling ball sculptures, and automata.

From the Video:

Think Health Robinson mixed with a Scrapheap Challenge and a hotchpotch of futurist mechanisms and then stir it all up with mind blowing creativity and ingenuity.

For those of you who don't know, Heath Robinson, was a cartoonist who came up with crazy contraptions similar to Rube Goldberg. That sounds a like a fun place to visit to me!

Photo of mechanical sculpture

The museum's permanent exhibition occupies two floors of a building and a garden. They have over 100 mechanical devices on display to entertain, educate, and delight. They are open 7 days a week too!

Here is where you can learn more about The MAD Museum.

P.S. Someone you know will soon have a piece on display in the museum!

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