Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"A World Around" - kinetic sculpture by Jim Jenkins

Check out this fascinating piece from artist Jim Jenkins titled A World Around. The piece is a motorized rolling ball sculpture with illuminated text elements. Jenkins uses an Arduino microcontroller to orchestrate various actions (i.e. the motors and lights) through a two minute cycle.

From the video description:

A track is mounted on a motorized base. As the base moves it causes a small globe to make irregular orbits around a yellow house. Intermittently illuminating on the interior walls of the house are the words "YOU, ME, US THEM."

See more kinetic sculpture by Jim Jenkins on his web site.

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Anonymous Andrés González said...

Hi Dug:
This is very interesting. Have you tried to work with an Arduino microcontroller? It is not to hard to learn to work with them. By now I'm using one to control a funicular automaton I'm working on.

February 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM  

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