Category Archives: Smiles

Things That Make Me Smile No.196: Automata

When I saw this lovely whale automata on Steampunk Tendencies, I wanted to share it with my uncle, but then I realized more of you might enjoy this cross between wood carving and mechanical action. The wooden version is a … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.195: Wandering Music

I was reminded of this song recently and I wanted to share the memory. When I first heard it, I cast myself on the wanderer side, but life has changed and now I enjoy hearing of others’ adventures. Where have … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.194: Sugar Gliders

I was talking with my family about flying foxes (a disagreement on the name referring to a bat or squirrel ended handily in the answer of both) when sugar gliders came up as another flying marsupial. A quick search brought … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.193: Steampunk Glasswork

Follow my smiles for a bit, and you might figure out I find blown and shaped glass fascinating. Similarly, I love gears, mechanics, and steam-powered technology. While this video does not show the crafting of the steam engine, the glasswork … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.192: Maker Faire Mechanicals

Here is a quick, yet perfect, example of the wonder and creativity of Maker Faire to entertain you as the year comes to an end. Welcome to the Age of Innovation…the Victorian Era.

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