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Mekanikos vs. The Minotaur

Watch as The Mighty Mekanikos tests his strength against the raging Minotaur! This epic battle draws the crowds and their money in every time, but little do spectators know that the act is not what it claims to be. ...

Look Over the Watchmakers’ Shoulders

This promotional video for NOMOS Glashütte is delicate, detailed, quiet, and fascinating. Master craftspeople assemble the mechanical timepiece’s gears, hands, and other tiny parts wit...

Laser-cut, flat-packed, wood DIY modular marble machine kits

A few marble machines are clickity-clacking in our archives, but never have we seen ones that are designed as laser-cut, flat-packed, wood DIY kits! Hopefully on sale soon from RetroTime.org,...

Incredible 100% LEGO Roller Coaster with Corkscrew

Using nothing but LEGO components, the team at Brickride builds supercool rollercoasters. The one above: Incredible 100% LEGO Roller Coaster with Corkscrew. Watch a time-lapse of how they put ...

Paper chameleon

This 8cm long chameleon may look lifelike, but it’s actually made from paper, gears, a magnet, and a bit of professional watercolor work, all by papercraft artist Johan Scherft. The video above, featured at The Automa...

The Jules Verne-Themed Sanderson Orrery

An orrery is a mechanical model of the solar system, and The Sanderson Orrery, above, is a beautiful Jules Verne-themed one. It comes complete with a steam engine, a time machine, and a pet dinosaur. The music is Moza...

Gears in all kinds of shapes: square, oval, pentagonal, organic and more

Wooden clock designer Clayton Boyer demonstrates a variety of square, oval, pentagonal, organic and other unbelievably-shaped gears. These Gears Really Work? Yes, yes they do. Related watchin...

The Writer, automata by Pierre Jaquet-Droz

Cambridge’s Professor Simon Schaffer presents The Writer, a 240-year-old, 6000 piece machine that was created by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot around 1770-177...

Walking Paper

It might not always be completely clear as to what’s going on in this 2012 vid, but the final result is awesome, so stick with it and maybe watch more than once. It’s titled Walking Paper.  There’s ...

Studio Ghibli Tributes: A homemade RC Flaptter and Totoro

What’s that flying and flapping around on a test flight? That’s a flaptter from Studio Ghibli's Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.  This RC “insect” was ...

Robo Rainbow

This viral street art vid from 2011 features a bicycle cart like no other: Robo-rainbow. via Street Art Utopia.

Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator

Why climb 30 feet up when you can bike? Check out Ethan Schlussler’s Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator:  “I got tired of climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day, so I made a bicycle powered el...

Computational Design of Mechanical Characters

Imagine building a mechanical character from a computer program that could calculate the size and positioning of gears in order to make that character’s motions come alive. The team at Disney Research have designed an...

Grant Olney‘s Not From Body

This beautiful paper cut-out animated video for Grant Olney's Not From Body was directed by Hlín Davíðsdóttir. It follows an owl being ostracized by other animals in the forest and how the owl moves beyond that experi...

Singing bird boxes

While googling about mechanical inventions like Mark Galt’s walking mechanical humans, I happened upon this lovely 1890 piece of restored gears and springs, with the original bellows: a singing bird mechanism. F...

Walking mechanical woman and man

Brass, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper turn into more than just materials under the care and engineering of kinetic artist Mark Galt, who made a walking mechanical woman, above, and man, below: There are ...

How the differential gear works and why we need them in our cars

Around the Corner is a great 1930s video that clearly describes how the differential gear works and why we need them in our cars. Bonus: motorcycles ride in formation to victorious band music.  h/t Kottke.

Paul Grundbacher’s wooden marble machines

We love Rube Goldberg machines, marble roller coasters, and all kinds of wooden inventions that are fun to watch or are lovely to listen to.  These seven amazing marble machines by Paul Grundbacher fit perfectly int...

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