Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Under-the-hood video of Colin Neu's "First Flight" kinetic sculpture

Colin Neu's First Flight sculpture

Did you see the video featuring the amazing kinetic sculptures by Colin Neu? Here is an closer look at one of the pieces featured. This one is titled First Flight. That beefy spring-driven motor you see at the beginning came from an antique gramophone motor. The video shows that there is some extraordinary craftsmanship going on here at every level. I think this sculpture may be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Bravo!

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Blogger J. E. Johnson said...

Awesome craftsmanship! I'm also impressed this was worked out by hand. I'm so stuck on CAD I it's hard for me to imagine proceding any other way. Wish we could hear it run in this video though.

May 15, 2013 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Agreed, J.E.! Awesome craftsmanship. Perhaps it's time to break out the drafting tools and some old books as an experiment?

May 16, 2013 at 4:32 PM  

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