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We pioneer new ways to inspire wonder and imagination.
Creative Machines is a design & fabrication firm that creates interactive exhibits, ball machines & large-scale artwork. We create objects and environments that encourage creativity, support interaction, and transform spaces. Our work is enjoyed in public places all over the world.

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Convergence Fully Installed!

Last week, we finished the install of our latest art piece Convergence! This hanging sculpture has been installed in the University of Iowa Seaman’s Center. Convergence is a three-dimensional array of engineering equations cut out of steel ribbons. The goal for […]

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Incrediball Journey through Stanford Campus

Incrediball Journey through Stanford Campus is a new Ball Machine Sculpture being built for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. The balls travel through this custom machine and give viewers the opportunity to experience Stanford Campus in an entirely new way. As […]

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Installing Convergence!

Last week, we had a small team of Creative Machines members installing Convergence! Convergence features 7 giant steel ribbons that hang within the Iowa Seaman’s Center atrium. Convergence is an artwork exploring the language of engineering meant specifically to engage engineers. […]

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New Details from PSH Ball Machine!

Check out some exclusive images of the whimsical devices to be included in one of our upcoming Ball Machine Sculptures! Stay tuned for more details and images as we get closer to installation.

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Earth’s Blanket Fabrication

Earth’s Blanket continues fabrication! Similar to the construction of Latent Energy, Earth’s Blanket is composed of a powder coated stainless steel and aluminum support structure, illuminated acrylic hemispheres and custom electronics. This small series includes six interactive sculptures that represent important […]

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Convergence Prepares for Shipment!

Convergence fabrication is complete! All of the ribbons have been powdercoated and are being prepped for shipment. Convergence will be installed at the University of Iowa Seaman’s Center in Iowa City, IA. Check out photos of the process below and stay […]