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Cabinet Prototype Reflection

For my prototype, I constructed a┬ácabinet that┬áopens and closes ‘magically.’ I chose this project because I wanted to build a small┬ámachine/mechanism┬áthat used the pneumatic air cylinder as its actuator. The hinged door seemed to lend itself well to using an … Continue reading

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Machine Research Project – Kinetic Wave Sculptures

While brainstorming for this project, I recalled a few┬ámechanical sculptures that had fascinated me and decided to do some research on one particular type: the kinetic wave sculptures for which artist Reuben Margolin are known for ( These sculptures are … Continue reading

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