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5 Mechanical Celestial Models From Paper To Brass

A multitude of materials lend themselves to creating these mechanical orreries

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A Mechanical Engineer’s Quick Tips for Using Gears

A Mechanical Engineer’s Quick Tips for Using Gears

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).

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8 Crazy Keyboards That Will Trick Out Your Typing

A custom keyboard could be right at your fingertips, so why are you still using that basic keyboard that came with your computer?

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Watch the Fiery Rotations of a 40-Foot-Wide Mechanical Solar System

Watch the Fiery Rotations of a 40-Foot-Wide Mechanical Solar System

Watch this Jim Henson inspired solar system as it rotates, glows, and spews flames.

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Found Objects Come to Life in Brooklyn Artist’s Fantastic Studio

Found Objects Come to Life in Brooklyn Artist’s Fantastic Studio

Photo: Andrew Salomone Makers are everywhere. If you’re not careful you may just bump into one. At least that’s what happened to me when I met artist Steve Gerberich as he stood on the sidewalk below his Brooklyn studio photographing one of his famous storefront window displays. I’d noticed his hypnotic, kinetic displays in other […]

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