Category Archive: Kinetic Sculpture

This is an area of interest for me. I am still exploring types of motion and methods of fabrication.

Dancing

Dancing

Not sure if any viewers have been to old Fridays on Elgin (Ottawa, Ontario). If not, this is what you’ve been missing: Blog this! …

 

Printed Circuit Art

Printed Circuit Art

printThis looks like something interesting to put on your wall. I think it would go well with the generator concept on my “Electric Rooster” kinetic …

 

Bike Generator

Bike Generator

mount I’m doing experiments with human power. Here is the mounting plate design to connect a generator to my friend’s bike. I’ve test fitted the part on the …

 

Machining an XL timing pulley

Machining an XL timing pulley

timing pulley I made my first attempt at machining an XL pulley this morning. I decided that a 6 inch circumference would have 60 groves since an …

 

Mounting generator on bike

Mounting generator on bike

plate, covered measurement is 1 & 11/32”. That's between the two top mounting bolts. Okay, here’s what the output of the pedal system looks like. I think …

 

Kinetic Icicle Art or Nature?

Kinetic Icicle Art or Nature?

ice I was in Upstate New York. This grabbed my attention for some reason. Sometimes coincidence feels like art. We want to think there is design in everything …

 

Generators Arrived!

Generators Arrived!

generatorI finally received four generators. These are 24V, 350W DC motors from a go-kart/scooter application. I figure they will make nice generators for human power. …

 

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg

Here is the Rube Goldberg machine that uses paper products: Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Share on Linkedin Share …

 

timing pulleys

timing pulleys

I was just looking at making timing pulleys. Obviously these are made with an A-Axis added to a mill. I think I can make some …

 

Mounting a generator on a pedal bike

Mounting a generator on a pedal bike

bike Looks like my friend Sanjay will be the first guinea pig for generating electricity from human power. He has an exercise bike which looks great for getting some …

 

Stability using a simple system

Stability using a simple system

This is a great video I saw on the Ottawa Robotics listserv. I think it is a great circuit for a piece of artwork that …

 

A better Christmas tree

A better Christmas tree

I saw this cool kinetic sculpture which is in the BMW museum. I thought that if those balls were Christmas decorations and they were arranged …

 

Electric Rooster, Kinetic Sculpture

Electric Rooster, Kinetic Sculpture

I made a kinetic sculpture called “Electric Rooster”. I installed it at Atomic Rooster Pub in September. It sold and has apparently changed hands one …