Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Freiburg Im Breisgau

Two students dissect the work

I Just returned to the states from a week long trip to Germany. I met up with the students at IMTEK- The Institute of Microsystem Technology at the University of Freiburg. I did a presentation of my work then conducted a workshop showing them how to fold paper- they plan on using paper folding techniques on the micro (and possibly nano) scale! One student was looking to adapt a rotating design I made into an aperture for optical devices. There is so much to discover on such a tiny level!

I had a few days to check out Freiburg and the black forest. Tried to find a cuckoo clock but was unlucky in my attempts.


Falk Keuten said...

Hi Matt,
what is the fascination of such kitschy things like cuckooclocks ?
Near Freiburg lives the artist Hansjörg Leible
who makes wunderful mechanical instruments in addition with automata (traditional style).

With greetings from
Falk Keuten, Bonn
Blogger of "Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik"

Matt said...

When I learned that the Black Forest Region was home to the cuckoo clock I hoped to find one. I was unlucky in my search....Of course I like automata as well :)