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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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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 Installed!

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

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Making of Bicycle Generator for Toronto Public Library

We have been busy making a custom interactive racing exhibit for the Toronto Public Library called Bicycle Generator. This exhibit allows kids to pedal a bicycle or turn a pair of hand cranks to generate electricity on two WeWatt stations. As […]

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Newton’s Convergence Installed in The Franklin Institute!

Our newest ball machine, Newton’s Convergence, has just been installed at The Franklin Institute in Philidelphia, PA. Here are some photos of the completed machine! Look back at past blog posts on this ball machine and see it come together from […]

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Lenexa Update: Part 2

Body Politic is almost ready for installation in Lenexa, Kansas! The spheres are five and seven feet in diameter and are made from hand-hammered, laser-cut stainless steel. The large-scale, interactive sculptures feature more than 200 unique silhouettes, each conveying something different […]

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San Diego Growing Home Progress: Part 3

Growing Home is in its final stages of fabrication and our team is now focusing on getting the internal LED lighting all set up within the massive sculpture. At night, our powerful point-source lights will project through the perforated stainless steel […]