[Sub-event of Autumn temporary exhibition in 2004]

Ideas and imagination in Engineering
Engineering dreams in small toy pieces

  • (Center table) Drinking Birds and a Mini Steam Locomotive
    drinking birds and a mini steam locomotive.
  • (Satellite 1) Hesitation of Dr. Einstein
    an old-type hygrometer and infrared thermography;
    boiling of my heart and destruction of aluminum cans;
    a heat transfer pipe.
  • (Satellite 2) Heating was Easy, but Cooling was Difficult!
    a refrigerator in the 1970's and a beer bottle dehumidifier;
    visible expansion and contraction of air, super-conduction magnetic levitation and
    floor cleaning with liquid nitrogen;
    an old-fashioned Italian thermometer and squid movement in a PET bottle;
    a high- sensitivity hand-made thermometer and
    a radiation thermometer/ you are emitting radiation!.
  • (Satellite 3) Art of Liquids and Message from Gases
    a fountain in a PET bottle, a tornado flow in a PET bottle and a US made tornado;
    recoil movement of a liquid;
    a dinner party in the Tang dynasty;
    a tube that cries when heated, a hello call by a thread phone and a singing cicada.
  • (Satellite 4) You spin me right round baby!
    a pendulum swinging randomly and an eternally spinning top;
    a radiation windmill and a propeller driven by hot and cold water;
    rotation of a spinning top box, spinning top turn over and
    colored and de-colored spinning tops;
    a steam river-boat and a mini-thermal power plant.

drinking birds and a mini steam locomotive

Our drinking birds welcome you!

time: 10:00 am ‾ 4:00 pm

Oct. 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 (sat),
Nov. 06, 13, 20, 27 (sat),
Dec. 04, 11, 18, 25 (sat)

The Kyoto University Museum
Kyoto University
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan

organized by
Prof. T. Makino
Dept. Engineering Physics and Mechanics, Kyoto University