If you can get to the Science Station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA before 15th August you will be able to see our USA touring exhibit of Amazing Amusing Machines there. This popular show was held over during the Summer and has 20 exhibits chosen for their intriguing mechanisms.
The labelling for these exhibits is superb – (thanks here to The Science Museum of Minnesota). As well as background information on the piece, a focus on the mechanisms, each one even has it’s own haiku.
This one is for the Scarab Wrapper (pictured)
Pin gear, spin below,
Set Anubis in motion.
Mummify the bug.