Scott Floyd shares a terrific learning story about one project at Constructing Modern Knowledge in his blog,
Drowning in Rice and Other Deep Subjects From CMK 08.

Paul Wood and I visited the MIT Museum on Sunday with Gary Stager. Among the things we found were some truly awesome feats of engineering from Arthur Ganson. An incredible thinker and visionary himself, Ganson had multitudes of examples of his “tinkering” on display. When you look at these items of work, you might wonder why someone would spend so much time creating these little glorified table decorations. Some might say, “Why?” I say, “Why not?”

Scott’s blog is is well worth reading and watching!