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Watch Parts Android Sculpture 'Number 187' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Android Sculpture 'Number 187'
Number 187
Completed 4/3/15

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Ever since I started making sculptures from watch parts, people have asked me if the sculptures 'move'. Until now, I've had to say no. This is Number 187, and move he does.

Made completely from watch parts and soldered together, he features moveable joints created with watch band springs. 14 points of articulation.

The first sculpture I've done that is able to be posed. Assembled with nothing more than watch parts and solder.

Features a head that tilts and swivels on joints made of watch band springs.

Shoulders are able to tilt and swivel. Upper arms swivel. Elbow joints tilt and swivel. Wrists tilt and swivel.

Pelvis swivels.  Hips tilt.

Knee tilts, lower leg swivels, ankles tilt and swivel.

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Watch Parts Wasp Sculpture 'Wasp No 3' by AMechanicalMind
Watch Parts Wasp Sculpture 'Wasp No 3'
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Wasp No 3
created March 27, 2015

Wasp No 3 was made with recycled watch parts and a flashlight light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder.

To make the body of Wasp No 3, four very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts and gears, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces and then attached to the body. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass wheels are soldered. A clear xenon flashlight light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

After the body is made, the leg and wing assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the creature stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Wasp measures 43mm wide by 44mm front to back by 37mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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Justin Gershenson-Gates
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United States
Chicago, IL I am Justin Gershenson-Gates, the thinker and assembler behind A Mechanical Mind. The grandson of a railroad man, the son of a gearhead, my life has been filled with all things mechanical. As a child, I would take my toys apart in order to see how they worked, but was never able to put them back together again. Now, I take dead old watches from the top drawers of the world, and rearrange their bits and widgets into whimsical designs.

My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray. Please contact me at jmg@amechanicalmind.com or jmg.amechanicalmind@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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FoxxyButtonz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant Professional General Artist
:icononionhiplz: Hai! Can you build me a robot army of minions to take over the world?
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schaduwlichtje Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Brilliant work!!! 
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ZuaSztuka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is amazing! 
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jacktano80 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Genius!
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Hey here is a link to Julie Alice Chappell's www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… take a gander. Enjoy
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AzicramDreamClaw Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm doing a project in VA Comp and your creatures are inspiring me very much!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting the request for my new group :)


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fainisyo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I love your art!!!! This is soo amazing!
You're awesome!! :-D
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GuyCivey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
wow. these are awesome. Great job
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Faullyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do some very fantastic work.
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