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And another contraption, seemingly standard blood-dextrose terminal, with miniature plastic screwed locks, is on the upper right hand of patients
That's a contraption engineered to perform a simple task--like flipping a light switch--in a ridiculously complicated way.
As soon as I got off the bus I walked into the shower contraption," said Meyer Bolka, an Israeli visiting the museum.
They would have to assemble the contraptions, ride them round the streets for three hours and then disassemble them.
Steampunk designers work their magic to transform antique machinery and natural materials of 19th century technology, such as brass, wood, and exposed gears, into mechanical sculptures, whimsical contraptions for imaginary characters, and decorations.
Players must solve mechanical puzzles and physics problems by sketching tools, inserting gadgets, and assembling components to invent contraptions to conquer each level of a game.
YOUNG people from the region are seeing their artistic contraptions exhibited at a professional gallery this week, as part of FLOW, a project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Contraptions are made simply by stacking the planks and allowing the two bouncy Keva balls to roll, twist, bump, bounce, hop, and stop.
Gardner got himself into debt by buying dozens of more-or-less useless medical contraptions that became millstones to his family life and bank account.
As well as eccentric contraptions which never caught on, the exhibition shows early versions of machines which are now commonplace, such as washing machines.
Disappointingly, however, the artist's attempts at topical critique turn out to be about as refined as the contraptions he devises to express it.
The result is a collection of more than 400 weird and wonderful objects, many of which were featured in his first book "Eccentric Contraptions and Amazing Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamabobs".