Awesome Mechanical

Wrought Iron Machines

Wrought Iron Machines

An incredible demonstration of the mechanical blacksmithing marvels built by Germany’s Hebö Machines, capable of twisting, turning, bending and texturing metal in seconds.

Massive Mechanical Hand

Massive Mechanical Hand

Ivan Owen built this mechanical prop hand which can mimic the movements of the wearer’s hand. You can custom order one over on Etsy. He’s also working on working prosthetic fingers for amputees.

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DaisyCutter Pendant

DaisyCutter Pendant

This pendant is the bomb. RogueDZN’s DaisyCutter is a mechanical marvel. Inside its shell is a set of four titanium micro turbines, spinning at up over 10,000rpm. Coming in 2013, limited to 20 pieces.

Walking Paper Robot

Walking Paper Robot

Countless precisely-cut strips of paper and tiny gears comprise this amazing mechanical marvel – a biped robot assembled entirely from paper, a few wood dowels, and powered by rubber bands.

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall

Hyper-Matrix Cube Wall

An incredible feat of engineering by Korean artist JônPaSang, this matrix is comprised of thousands of styrofoam cubes which move in and out to form images. Also serves as a huge projection screen.

K’NEX Skee-Ball Machine

K’NEX Skee-Ball Machine

Shadowman39 sure has a lot of K’NEX (and time on his hands), as he managed to build a full-scale, fully-functional Skee-Ball machine using only the plastic construction toys (and a few rubber bands.)

Steampunk Corkscrew

Steampunk Corkscrew

Rob Higgs knows how to open a bottle of wine like a boss. Using hundreds of bronzed metal springs, gears and other parts, he built this incredible machine to uncork and pour a bottle of wine.

Urwerk UR-1001 Pocket Watch

Urwerk UR-1001 Pocket Watch

Urwerk puts an unusually intricate mechanical movement in this modern take on the pocket watch, offering measurements in intervals from 1 second to 1000 years. Limited to just 8 pieces.

John Nolan’s Animatronics

John Nolan’s Animatronics

(NSFW: Brief Nudity) Last we saw from animatronic wiz John Nolan, he made a mouse pump iron. Check out more of his mind-blowing and creepy mechanical creations in his latest showreel.

Autumn(atic) Calendar

Autumn(atic) Calendar

Created as a promotional gimmick for STIHL leaf blowers, Euro RSCG Dusseldorf built this wall calendar that automatically sheds each day by dropping its pages to the ground like falling leaves.

Homebrew Fire-Breathing Dragon

Homebrew Fire-Breathing Dragon

Created by Tony DeRose and his two sons for the upcoming Maker Faire, Saphira is an 8-foot tall metal, mechanical, fire-breathing beast. Now, that’s some dragon breath. (Jump to 2:50 for fire!)

Devon Works Tread 1 Watch

Devon Works Tread 1 Watch

This high-tech timepiece features a motor and belt-drive mechanism and a rechargeable battery that can be juiced up wirelessly. It’s also bulletproof. Ships later this year for $15k.

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