HEYHEYHEY’s portable postcard machine brings you patiently crafted nostalgia whenever, wherever

Posted by Ian on May 2, 2012 in blog

A wonderfully fine example of a portable nostalgia machine. Dutch design masters HEYHEYHEY have done it again, inventing amazing things to help us encounter and enjoy the world around us. Check out this and other of their wonderfully inspiring projects here: http://www.heyheyhey.nl/


Early 2012, HEYHEYHEY had some time to spare and they felt the need to challenge themselves once again, so they set out to build another one of their chain reaction machines called Melvin.
Conveniently built in two old suitcases, Melvin the Mini Machine is a Rube Goldberg machine specifically designed to travel the world. Each time Melvin fully completes a run, he ‘signs’ a postcard and sticks a stamp to it – making it ready to be sent.

Like its bigger brother, Melvin the Mini Machine also has an online non-physical side which he uses to connect to the people he meets. To keep things truly mobile Melvin uses a smartphone for his online identity.

Find out more about Melvin the Mini Machine at melvinthemachine.com

Concept, design and production by HEYHEYHEY
Starring Steye van Dam
Co-production and support: PostPanic
Camera: Diderik Evers
Music: “The wonders of the world” by Woody Veneman
Editing: Ine van den Elsen
Sound: Joris Tillmans
Styling: Annemiek Swinkels
Programming: Maarten Witteveen
Clothing by Magda
Smartphone sponsored by Blue Mango Interactive

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