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Sculpture and Art

Sculpture and Art

New Sculpture Parts

I just got ten of these ball joints. I figured out that I needed four of them for the sculpture, but now I just need two. These are very cool, so I’ll need to figure out how to use a few more. The pen shows the size. These…

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Refining The New Sculpture

I’ve got a more refined plan for the new RBS. This rolling ball sculpture will have a multi-stage lifter that has a 90 degree change in rotational direction. The top part in the video below will be rotated 90 degrees from the other parts below it, but my…

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New RBS Idea

I want to use some wooden balls that I have sitting around. They are 1.5 inches, or close to that size, so all of my track gauges are the wrong size. I’ll build some new ones for the new track size. Then I’m going to build another lift…

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“Photoshopped” RBS

I didn’t like the picture of the rolling ball sculpture, so I “Photoshopped” it. I removed the power cord form the picture. Here’s the finished sculpture, with mechanical lifting levers/arms, after a bit of work on the image. It’s not the best work I could do, but I…

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Finished Rolling Ball Sculpture

I need to name these things somehow. I’ve been using the colors to name them, but this one is a sort of muddled blackened steel. This post contains a video of the finished sculpture as well as some historical photos and commentary on the construction of this RBS….

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Ball Lifter and Working RBS

The ball lifter now has a track to go with it: The track screws onto the ball lifter mechanism frame. It can all be disassembled if maintenance is needed on the mechanism. A little oil is all that the mechanism might ever need, but building this as a…

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Patent a Sculpture?

The above image is part of a patent. I found this while searching for kinetic sculpture images. It never occurred to me that a person could patent a kinetic sculpture, or any art for  that matter. I wonder if my ball lifting mechanism (below) could be patented. I…

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Still Image of Ball Lifter

I just discovered that I don’t have a still image of the finished ball lifter. I captured one from the YouTube video. This RBS ball lifter lifts steel balls or marbles to the start point of the rolling ball track. The track is still being built and isn’t…

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Tree Trunk RBS Support

Beginning of the Tree I’m trying my hand at making a metal Bonsai tree as the main support for the rolling ball sculpture track. This is going to be tricky because I need to get most of the tree finished before I start placing the track. But there…

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