Tim Hunkin

Tim Hunkin

Tim Hunkin trained as an engineer but became a cartoonist for a U.K. Sunday newspaper. He next made The Secret Life of Machines TV series and now runs an arcade of homemade coin-operated machines in Southwold, England. He wrote “Building with PLCs” in MAKE Volume 23.

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Here are some quick tips on making gears for your next project (plus links to some more exhaustive gear resources if you've got the time). Read more »


When I was asked to make gates for the London Zoo’s tigers I couldn’t say no. Is a more glamorous commission possible? Read more »