On my eighth or ninth birthday, I got a bunch of Matchbox cars and tracks that you can build yourself. I remember using every piece of my track and running my cars from the front of the house all the way to the back.
The only bummer was that my mom made me take it down before I went to bed.
But did you know, there’s a guy who builds machines using matchbox cars?
He uses more than that too, he uses candles and butter, string and straws, pendulums and plastic cups!
And what do his machines do? Almost absolutely nothing. He’s a professional useless machine builder!
They’re a lot of fun to watch them work though, which is the real point of making them. Check out Joseph Herschel’s creations: