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Sculpture and Art

Sculpture and Art

New RBS “Thrown Together”

No, it’s not titled “Thrown Together,” that’s just a description of how I started it. As you can see in the video, the base is the working-platform for a previous sculpture (now sitting on a sheet of acrylic) and the motor mounts are just wood bits. First Full…

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Gears for Lifter #3

The next lifter needs a crank that oscillates for about 200 degrees of a circle. The only way to achieve that is to use a motor crank to drive a crank on the big gear that then drives the small gear and its crank. 100 degrees of movement…

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Lifter #3, Maybe?

Here’s a picture of a lifter ideas I threw together. The cool part is that the ball is lifted almost straight up – this is a straight line approximation mechanism – without a typical elevator or chain lift. The line where the ball goes up is drawn for…

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Ball Lifter #2 Done!

Rolling Ball Lifter #2 is done. Here’s some video and pictures of the finished product. A quick search of this blog will yield other posts about the construction process. This Rolling Ball Sculpture, Marble Run, or Kugelbahn, is mostly a mechanical ball lift. The track is minimal to…

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RBS On/Off Switch Beta Test

I made a makeshift part to hold the far end of the on/off switch pull rod. Here’s a few pictures: Once I make the decorative part to hold the end of the rod, I’ll cut some threads in the end of the rod and screw on a steel…

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Working On An RBS Again

I cleaned my garage and I’m back to working on a Rolling Ball Sculpture again. My garage was figuratively knee deep in stuff and almost literally knee deep in some places. I wanted to make some room to work on projects while also uncover the climbing wall. Yes,…

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Art of Time Video

I captured a few stills from this video because the work is just amazing. Credit for the stills goes to the people who produced the video; Seiko. The comment on the video says “The meticulous attention to detail and artistic beauty of the time.”

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Working on the Track

Running Crank Shaft with Connecting Blocks and Temporary Rods I have the mechanism working on the latest Rolling Ball Sculpture and I’m now working on the track. The video shows the lifting mechanism working well and a short bit of track at the top. I intend to do…

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