Thursday, April 24, 2008

D+R Exemplar: Tim Hunkin

If you don't know about the work of Tim Hunkin, eccentric British genius of the mechanical arts, you need only to watch this video of a mechanical clock he built for the London Zoo to realize that this man is gifted with a brilliant mind and a joyous sense of humor.

Tim runs an amusement arcade filled with whimsical coin-operated machines he built, and he produced a terrific British television series in the 1980s called The Secret Life of Machines. To see some of Tim's other videos, visit this Google Video page.

Be sure to visit his web site, too, where you'll find his delightful how-to and science experiment cartoons and much more.

Also, how cool is that shed of his in the background?

Tim Hunkin