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jun 23, 2010

cardboard mechanics

we typically associate mechanics with heavy metals, but four students at the utrecht school of art and technology decided to take a different approach and built a complex machine using cardboard. saskia freeke, fin kingma, davy jacobs and sonja van vuure worked out a series of small mechanical interactions ranging from levers and gears, to a spinning display made using only cardboard. the piece is propelled by a small motor and each section is linked to the next, enabling all the elements to be in motion at once.

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  • neat machine, but the end result was kind of underwhelming… or did I miss something?

    mogwai says:
  • I thought it was great that someone had made this! maybe there could be a different application for it in this recyclable world that we are moving towards!

    Pinar says:
  • Hope they have fire insurance!

    Matty W says:
  • @ Matty W, or Flood.

    yo Ho, Yo Ho says:

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