Things That Make Me Smile No. 200: Steam Mechanics

Learn how a double-acting steam engine works through this animated illustration.

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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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