Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wooden mechanical flapping bird mobiles

It's all too brief, but check out the lovely motion of this wooden mechanical bird. The bird is set in motion by pulling a string below (not shown). The YouTube description says it was made by Hans Happ (1899-1992), a German painter and creator of mechanical art toys.

Here is a beautifully made flying bird mobile made by Kenji Hayami. The sculpture depicts a white crane with a red crest in flight. The piece uses nice woods, an adjustable counter-balance system, and clever magnetic hinges. I wish I could see it in motion. I bet it is beautiful.

Flapping bird mobile

Here is the page with more info on the white crane wooden bird mobile.

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Blogger Unknown said...

Here you can find some plans for the first mechanical bird

December 18, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

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