There is something decidedly beautiful about the elegant and harmonious motion of a complex machine that draws us to marvel in the grandeur of vision required to imagine such a creation and the stalwart fortitude to see through every minute and demanding detail. In designing such machines we strive to mimic the rhythm we feel in the natural world around us and in doing so make ourselves that much more than men – we momentarily touch the heavens. K’nex master builder Austron (a.k.a. Austin Granger) used over 40,000 pieces, 450 feet of track, 21 different paths, 8 motors, 5 lifts, and a one-of-a-kind computer-controlled crane, as well as two computer-controlled illuminated K’nex balls to create “Clockwork” – an eight-month labor of love.
- Chaotic Moon Labs (marshallstanton.com)
- Geek-out Sunday part XXXV: Melvin the Machine (marshallstanton.com)
- Geek-out Sunday part XXII: autonomous quadrotor swarms (marshallstanton.com)
- Twine and Spool (marshallstanton.com)
- Spectacular homemade Iron Man costume (marshallstanton.com)