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Eddie Boes at TEDxVT 2012: The Amazing Knowledge Machine

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Eddie Boes

Speaker 2012; Alum, '01

An alum of Virginia Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Eddie Boes specializes in creating rolling ball sculptures, creating tracks that twist and turn in many directions to lead a ball to the bottom of the sculpture, then back up again. His creations can be seen in retail locations, children's hospitals, science museums, and even at the design-rich BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. He has worked at Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development and taught an engineering design class at Virginia Tech for three years, as well. Currently, he resides in Radford, VA, where he designs and fabricates all his creations in a 5000-square-foot workshop. His next creation, Something he calls "The Amazing Knowledge Machine," meant to show how physical machines can captivate and transfer knowledge in a way that virtual media and machines never can.

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