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Chinook Arc

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piole Kabuto

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Fish Bellies

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Ballroom Luminoso

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Urn at All Souls Procession

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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Visiting the Thinkery

It has officially been a year since we installed many of our exhibits at the Thinkery, the New Austin Children’s Museum! In late 2013, we installed The Luancher, Build Wall Build Bench, Building with Light, Circuits, Ferrofluid, Sand Art, Simple Machines, […]

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3D-printed organs for 2014 All Souls Procession!

Over the past ten years, we have found new and exciting ways to collaborate with the performance troupe, Flam Chen. This past year, for the All Souls Procession, Flam Chen asked us to use our 3D printer to develop a series […]

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More images of Lite BiTE at ASH

Lite BiTE was a really big hit at the ASH (American Society Hematology) Annual Meeting! Lite BiTE was created as a traffic builder that was a play on the children’s toy, Lite Brite, at a monumental scale that included giant moving […]

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Lite BiTE Featured in ASH News Daily

The Lite BiTE is up at the 56th ASH (American Society Hematology) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco! This traffic builder is already drawing attention and was featured in ASH News Daily. Lite-BiTE is a play on the children’s toy, […]

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Creative Sustainability

Creative Machines has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. In 2006, we became the first private for-profit company in southern Arizona to install a sizable grid-tied PV array. The system has saved 56,126 pounds of greenhouse gases so far, and has powered […]

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New Limited Edition Ball Machine Series!

We are thrilled to introduce a new Limited Edition Ball Machine series designed and created through our partnership with artist George Rhoads. This series of 100 ball machines will include two color palettes: 50 ‘warm’ Summer Fantasy and 50 ‘cool’ Winter Fantasy sculptures. Each sculpture […]