Phenomenal Machines is an extended research investigation querying sensation, effect and the relational potentials between multiple discrete yet entangled non-human agents occupying a defined space. Our underlying philosophical motivation borrows heavily from recent post human philosophical thought including speculations on computational phenomenology. In this project we will be developing a series of new robot species situated within synthetic ecologies. NESL is the first new robotic species we have developed with an accompanying synthetic robotic landscape with mineral based crystals. There is a short film which is the first outcome of this work. Each composite project in this series will develop several distinct sensate embodiments entangled together. The larger research question interrogates how does one object (technological, synthetic, biological...) perceive or sensate another? In line with speculative realist philosophies, this project presupposes that all things mineral, biological, human and non-human hold equal claim to interactions, perceptions and sensations. In this project we sought to produce several distinct non-human agents with differing methods of affecting and sensing. The resulting assembly and the discrete systems embedded within comprise imprecisely located cognitive machines. The locus and outcome of this cognition produce diverse effects which are made visual in this project.