Derek Hugger recent wrote to let us know about his latest creation.
Derek Hugger writes:
Thought I'd share my latest and greatest with you. Colibri is a wooden kinetic sculpture that simulates the motion of a hummingbird in flight. Every element of motion has been completely mechanized, from the beating wings to the flaring tail. Intricate systems of linkages and cams bring the sculpture to life with a continuous flow of meticulously timed articulations. As each mechanism has been linked to the next, Colibri cycles through its complete range of motions by the simple turn of a crank. This project took me roughly 700 hours and contains about 400 parts.
Amazing work. Just amazing.
Woodworking plans for this project are available are here: www.derekhugger.com/colibri.html