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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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Perpetual Nephron Machine Fabrication Part 1

We recently constructed a new ball machine for Kidney Week 2018 called The Perpetual Nephron Machine. The ball machine is designed to describe the process of uric acid removal in patients with CKD (chronic kidney disease) and gout using the drug […]

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River Alive! Exhibits Ship to Philadelphia

We just finished shipping out a set of new exhibits to The Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia! These exhibits will complete the museum’s new River Alive! experience, a new 4,000-square-foot exhibition opening Thanksgiving Weekend. It will focus on the wonders and […]

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Body Politic Complete

Body Politic has been installed and now rests in its complete state at the new Lenexa Rec Center in Lenexa, KS. Here are some photos from after the installation of the finished pieces! Check out past blog posts about this project: […]

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River Alive! Exhibits Fabrication Part 3

We’re almost finished with the fabrication of The Independence Seaport Museum‘s River Alive! exhibits and are so excited to get the finishing touches in place and ship them to Philadelphia so that museum visitors can start playing (and learning!) with them. […]

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Kids Testing Bicycle Generator

We recently completed fabrication on the Bicycle Generator for Toronto Public Library! What comes next? The testing phase, of course! We invited some awesome kids down to the shop to try out the exhibit. We think they enjoyed themselves! Check out […]

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Body Politic Installation

Our newest piece Body Politic is finally installed! We sent a team to Lenexa, Kansas to professionally install the site-specific piece into the city’s new recreation center. We hope Body Politic brings joy to visitors of the rec center for many […]