Channel 5 (WABI) reported on a University of Maine mechanical engineering technology student projects competition, this year featuring kinetic sculptures – constantly moving game-like machines involving steel balls or marbles racing down small colorful tracks, then lifted by student-built motors to descend again. Herb Crosby, professor of mechanical engineering technology and student Emily West were interviewed for the report, as was Maine Discovery Museum Director Niles Parker. Several of the machines are on display at the museum. The museum has posted a slide show on the exhibit and a YouTube video features interviews with student creators and the machines in motion.
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