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PiCasso Design Challenge

5 Posts authored by: genebren
Prior posts in the PiCasso Design Challenge: PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 1 PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 2 PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 3 - Will it go round in circles???? PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 4 - Crash of the Death Star   Things have been crazy here lately.  I have been very busy trying to finish out the interior of my new workshop, while attempting to keep my PiCasso project m ...
Prior posts in the PiCasso Design Challenge: PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 1 PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 2 PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 3 - Will it go round in circles????   As Dubbie (dubbie ) had pointed out in the comments section of my last post, my orbs do in fact look a lot like the Death Star.  Recently I was performing some tests on the orb attached to my test setup, characterizing the effects of cur ...
Prior posts in the PiCasso Design Challenge: PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 1 PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 2   In the lyrics of Billy Preston (Will it go round in circles), ... Will it go round in circles, will it fly high like a bird up in the sky? ...  It was my goal to find out.   Today I assembled and tested one of the rotating arm/orbs for my Kinetic Art Mobile. There is never an end to the ways in which a simple exercise can ...
Prior posts in the PiCasso Design Challenge: PiCasso Design Challenge - Kinetic Art Mobile - Post 1   I have received my challenger's kit early this week (Thank you so much for the cool toys!).  The first step in the journey was a brief proof of concept on the rotary joints that will make up the backbone of my mobile design. I had ordered some tiny slip rings and then dug into sketching up some designs.  Here are the slip rings:   These turned out to be pretty tiny, but ...
Introduction:   I am an engineer, not an artist.  My daughter is an artist and has caused me to look at the world through her lens by her art.  I have tried my hand at art as a means to connect with her on her ground. Concept: I have played with this concept for years, but never actually got this project off the ground.  The idea is a hanging mobile with multiple arms, where the suspended objects are controllable.  At the end of each arm (pivoting around a central s ...