The Mesmerizing Machine

  • The Mesmerizing Machine
    a mechanical sculpture piece
    Our goal was simple, make a machine that captures the viewer's full attention. By using a combination of different mechanisms, the turn of a crank can influence a visual spectacle for the user. 
  • Camshaft influences vertical motion.
  • Planetary gear moves direction of arrow.
  • After doing several preliminary sketch mechanisms to get our minds thinking about it, we began sketching how we could combine what we came up with. We had one goal. To make a machine that mesmerizes the user.
  • A demonstration of the machine in use. Fullscreen and headphones are recommended.