|calibrating pressure, using a die made by Bill Ball|
|the single-penny prototype|
For now, once these first test dies get heat-treated (and we fabricate a nicer crank arm for the machine) we plan to do a series of informal events next month, rolling out this first prototype penny crusher and clamping it to the tailgate of my truck, and parking at various arts happenings in Pittsburgh or whatever else we dream up. The final machine will debut late spring 2015. Stay tuned!
We're keeping a Tumblr of everything we're doing in relation to this still-unnamed project, which you can see (and follow) here.