Mechanical Gadgets

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Ball Clocks

Ball Clocks

I’ve always held a facination for ball clocks, they are not known to be particularly accurate timekeepers but the movement of the balls facinates me. I particularly like watching them when they got to 12:59 when all the balls reset

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Welding the Elephant

Welding the Elephant

Whilst reading the IET magazine, I spotted an article on Hybrid-laser welding. It was an interesting article but it also had picture of a man welding an marvelous mechanical elephant. I emailed the editor and he replied that it was

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Wallace & Gromit present: A World of Invention

Wallace & Gromit present: A World of Invention

“Aardman Animations has been commissioned by the BBC to produce a brand new live action show featuring Wallace & Gromit. Wallace & Gromit present: A World of Invention, will take a light-hearted and humorous look at real-life contraptions, gadgets and

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Metal experts

Metal experts

Arthur Ganson Machines Arthur Ganson has been creating wonderful machines since the 1970s. The video below shows a technique for making wire gears which I think is quite ingeneous. Arthur Ganson’s Sculptures Eugene Sargent Whilst looking for some topics on

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Water Clock

Water Clock

In Shorts Gardens WC2 there is a water clock above a shop, a large tube of water shows the minutes and a single handed dial shows the hours. There is a series of figures below the clock who presumably used

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