Hand-Cranked Machine Blows Uniform Individual Bubbles

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Hand-Cranked Machine Blows Uniform Individual Bubbles
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Others have remarked about the serene beauty of a complex mechanism precisely engineered to perform a single task, that would be simple for a person, just for the purpose of delighting its operator and/or audience. Witness Air Sculpture, by Japanese automatist Kazu Harada, case in point. [via The Automata / Automaton Blog]


3 thoughts on “Hand-Cranked Machine Blows Uniform Individual Bubbles

  1. Matt Richardson says:

    I love this sort of stuff. Good find, Sean!

  2. Tim Harris says:

    Anyone that can read japanese that can give us some more info on this device? I like the idea of the small bellows. Is it paper or is it vellum?

  3. Luke Craaww Quintana says:

    seems liek a lotta troubel for a buble

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