Mechanical Poetry

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Tuesday, Dec 29th

Mechanical Poetry

Ages 9 – 12

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 13

One of our best projects of the year found a new way to organize the 'alphabet' of mechanical movement – movements that, like letters, can be combined in infinite original combinations.

Energy is often collected and distributed in a turning motion. Designers have invented ways to change the speed, direction and shape of that movement. Choose 5 classic movements to master. Then invent ways to put the movements to work.

Our source, H.T. Brown's 507 Mechanical Movements, is still in print and useful more than a century after it was first published. Watch our CNC router (applying dozens of classical movements) cut gears for your work with breathtaking precision.

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