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How ‘Robots’ of the Enlightenment Era Gave Us an Early Glimpse of Automation

The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey and his wife Heather are auctioning a selection of rare mechanical devices called automata in Edinburgh, Scotland. Automata are models of people or animals from previous centuries that appear to be moving independently but are actually animated by a hidden clockwork mechanism. They were a form of artificial intelligence that took the world by storm long before the digital age. For too many of us, their fascinating story has… read more

Weekend Watch: “Ron’s Stuff” Is a Collection of Kinetic Wooden Sculptures

RonsStuff_hero“Ron’s Stuff” is the youtube channel of a retired mechanical engineer. Ron’s woodworking and kinetic projects are a treat to watch.

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Watch How a Cityscape Composes Its Own Song on a Player Piano

Akko Goldenbeld turned a map of his city into a musical score for a player piano with this ingenious design.
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Machining a Skeleton Clock from Scratch

Chris of Clickspring presents a fascinating step by step process of how to build a clock from scratch. More than a tutorial, he demonstrates the fine craftsmanship and precision machining possible in ammature clockmaking. The project covers building ev…