With Stephen's kinetic sculptures and Andy's current puzzle cube obsession (he's been practicing and can now solve the 3x3 in 48sec)....machines and puzzles are on my radar. Here are some recent finds:

I went to see the strandbeest exhibit twice this week. Once with my artist friend Sarah and once with the family.

I was excited to hear there are directions online, because I think this could inspire a fun summer learning goal for the boys. Although the creator, Theo Jansen, explains that the strandbeest are using students in order to reproduce, ha ha ha.

I've watched hours of this next puzzle maker's youtube channel. Soooo amazing!

Then I saw this video. While it's animation, I know that my guys would love the suggested machine elements.