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Dezeen’s top ten: machines

Due to the popularity of  Melvin, a machine we showed on Dezeen Screen that triggers a chain of strange events when an alarm sounds, this month's top ten is all about machines. 

The Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser

A 3D-printer that uses sunlight and sand to make glass objects in the desert by RCA graduate Markus Kayser is the most popular machine by far.

Audience by rAndom International

In second place are a set of motorised mirrors that turn to face visitors, wherever they happen to be standing in the room.

r2b2 by Christoph Thetard

Readers were impressed with this set of pedal-powered kitchen gadgets, which comes in at number three.

The Idea of a Tree by Mischer’Traxler

Next up, a solar-powered machine for making furniture takes fourth place.

Rotational Moulding DIY Machine by Andrew Duffy, Craig Tyler and Edward Harrison

In fifth position is a machine powered by a cordless drill to make plastic objects.

Melvin the Machine  by HEYHEYHEY

This week's story about an alarm-triggered contraption called Melvin is our sixth most popular machine.

L’Artisan Électronique by Unfold  and Tim Knapen

At number seven is an upgrade to the potters wheel that makes clay pots in response to hand movements.

Till You Stop by Mischer’Traxler

The machine in eighth place is this cake-decorating device, which pipes out icing in a hypotrochoid pattern like a Spirograph toy.

Sun Cutter by Markus Kayser

Markus Kayser's second sunlight-harvesting machine in the top ten is a low-tech, low-energy version of a laser cutter, which takes ninth position.

Applause Machine by Martin Smith

A device that produces applause at the touch of a button takes the final spot in our top ten.

See you next month for another top ten!

See all of Dezeen’s top ten stories here.