At first glance, the giant see-through-erector-set-like structure seems to be a realization of one of Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical inventions.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
A mechanical object may seem alive if it responds to you.
A stop-motion animation is made of many pictures, each slightly different from the last.
Where: Gallery 2: Tinkering
Quick-changing views create the illusion of motion.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
Does the sand all pile up in the same way?
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
Every bridge has built in rhythms.
Where: Koret Foundation Bay Walk
Tilt a spinning bicycle wheel while you’re sitting in a swivel chair and—surprise—you’ll start spinning in circles, too. You can also witness the same phenomenon here by hanging a spinning wheel from its axle.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
Build an arch that supports itself.
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
Try building these circuits found in everyday objects.
In San Francisco, bridges and buildings are made to move.
Where: Gallery 5: Outdoor Exhibits
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