Roll up, roll up! The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum, in Stratford upon Avon has just received a new addition to the family - meet the amazing motorised MAD Cart.
David Williams, the man behind this incredible machine, carefully worked on this show-stopping piece for over 6 months. He defined the machine as the ‘Whirlymagiggle Cart; it’s a bit of kinetic art and steampunk rolled into one mind-boggling creation!’
David Williams is well known for his kinetic sculptures and rolling ball machines (a number of which are exhibited at The MAD Museum). His love of copper, brass, organic compounds and geometric patterns has definitely been revealed in his latest invention. The cart itself spins and twirls and pumps steam-like shapes into the air. It also makes great clanking and whirling sounds as it moves!
The arrival of the cart at The MAD Museum generated a well deserved welcome committee and this was bolstered by the ensuing interest of many people simply walking by. Even the rain did not stop The MAD Founder, Richard Simmons taking the bike for a spin up and down Sheep Street!
The Whirlymagiggle Cart is pulled around on the back of an electronic bike and will be traversing the streets of Stratford with the MAD Museum scientist handing out leaflets and discounted tickets.
The cart is also going feature at the RSC theatre for their Christmas production of ‘The Mouse and His Child’ and will be featured in the front of house display as part of the play’s clockwork theme.
Come rain or shine, have a family day out with a difference and look out for the MAD Whirlymagiggle Cart! Visit the museum today, you’d be MAD not to!
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