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November 18, 2008

Steampunk Mechanical Elephant

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From a website:
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Andrew Chase's Mechanical Elephant

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This amazing mechanical design was made out of transmission parts, electrical conduits, plumbing pipes and 20-gauge cold rolled steel.

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It is 36" x 36" x 18" and weighs about 85 pounds.

All the joints move and lock in place; turning a gear on the elephant's side winds a cable around a shaft which raises and lowers the trunk; the ears move back and forth and can fan out (to dissipate heat).

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It took Andrew about three and a half months to build.

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The elephant is going to be a part of Andrew's "timmy" book, where he joins the other characters which can be seen in the Trionic Morphatractable Engineer article.
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[via Milena]

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Comments

Not steampunk, but clockwork

Posted by: | Dec 4, 2008 5:56:39 PM

can it movin up automatically?

Posted by: eriwib | Dec 4, 2008 5:06:04 AM

That thing is tremendously wonderful. I want to see a video of it moving!

Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Nov 18, 2008 9:43:24 PM

Now I have seen everything!

Posted by: Katy S | Nov 18, 2008 8:18:09 PM

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