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This incredible wine uncorking contraption was created by mechanical sculptor Rob Higgs. Inspired by Heath Robinson‘s mechanical drawings, Higgs constructed The Corkscrew partly out of found parts. Other components he based on existing parts which he modified and recast in bronze. Check it out in action in the video above and you’ll see that not only does this hand-cranked beast uncork the wine bottle, but it also pours you a glass! [via The Automata / Automaton Blog]

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

  • sshusss

    Wine anyone? How cool.

  • marcellenormand


  • ameyring

    Exactly the kind of thing that Mr Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang would make!

  • ryanimbriale
  • Balloondoggle

    That may be the coolest thing I’ve seen here.

  • none

    how do you get a second glass?

    • jessehawks

      Start Cranking…. seems like a lot of energy spent for a glass of wine… besides who needs glasses when you can just have the bottle

      • Hammerspace

        Let’s be honest Jesse, you are just mad it won’t unscrew a 2 litre of Mt. Dew.

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  • Michael Fusion

    impressive. but for me, i would just like the pouring part. sort of like the martini rube goldberg machine in “simply irresistible”

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