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Incredible Wine Uncorking Contraption

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Incredible Wine Uncorking Contraption
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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]

28 thoughts on “Incredible Wine Uncorking Contraption

  1. sshusss says:

    Wine anyone? How cool.

  2. marcellenormand says:


  3. ameyring says:

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

  4. ryanimbriale says:
  5. Balloondoggle says:

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

  6. none says:

    how do you get a second glass?

    1. jessehawks says:

      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

      1. Hammerspace says:

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

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  10. Michael Fusion says:

    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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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.

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