Thursday, 19 May 2011

How Machines Work : Timeline

One of the most fun & interesting parts of the How Machines Work book project was working on a timeline which runs throughout the book. I produced around 60 illustrations showing how the different types of simple machine have been applied throughout history. Here is a small preview showing a Steam Engine with Sun & Planet gears (gears), Rack Railway (Rack & Pinion), Mesopotamian Wheel (axle), Corkscrew (Rack & Pinion), Rollercoaster (Ratchet), & Sumerian Potters Wheel (axle).



How Machines Work published by Running Press Kids October 2011.

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