The useless machine

A useless machine is a device which has a function but no direct purpose. It may be intended to make a philosophical point, as an amusing engineering hack, or as an intellectual joke. Devices which have no function or which malfunction are not considered to be useless machines. The most well-known useless . Is there a little stubborn person in the box playing a trick on you? By building the kit yourself only you will know the secret of how it works.

And Yet Everybody wants one? AKA: The Ultimate Machine! I wanted a useless machine that actually turned itself off. So I designed a single- motor with a curved arm that both lifts the lid and flips off the switch. Build from the parts of an old printer, this project spotted by Ladyada takes the useless machine to a whole new level.

Full details about the project are. So great has our technological prowess become that tinkerers all over the world regularly construct machines explicitly without purpose. Why on earth would you want one?

Take the four workshops below to build your own. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs. This is a standard useless machine. The design is adapted to metric standar and the fablab laser cutter size.

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