Thursday, October 12, 2006

Curious Mechanisms

From Cornell University, comes the Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library, a collection of finely-built 19th century mechanisms for teaching mechanical design, supplemented with multimedia presentations and downloadable files for incorporating these into your own projects.

They didn't have computers back in those days, so engineers did wonders with mechanisms; and sadly, mechanical design is something of a lost art these days.

With these you can create your own automatons, just like Saint Albert the Great.

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