Assembling robotic hands – Kinetic Art

Assembling robotic hands – Kinetic Art

Now almost all the parts are produced, assembling the robotic hands can fully start, and the whole design comes into being. First the previous made fingers and mechanism must be joint by the palm of the robotic hands. The palm is build up form aluminum and brass and custom machined parts. The top of the palm will […]

The mechanism in motion – Kinetic Art

The mechanism in motion – Kinetic Art

The mechanism that drives the fingers is coming together. Layered as a cake the one stacked on top of the other, the mechanism itself forms the wrist of the robotic hands. It was quite difficult to fit all the moving parts in a wrist like form and keeping aesthetics in mind. The mechanism consist of a program […]

The creation of fingers: Treasuring the particle

The creation of fingers: Treasuring the particle

Two moving robotic hands cherish the particle. “The particle” being the only subatomic particle that we truly can observe – light. The hands are built into the likeness of the tools -hands- of the artist. The kinetic artwork refers to the exploration into the deepest origins of matter, and our understanding of reality. The kinetic sculpture responds […]

Design: Treasuring the particle

Design: Treasuring the particle

Design for a new kinetic art work: Treasuring the particle The artwork refers to the exploration into the deepest origins of matter. A new chapter in human history. Quantum mechanics, will change the perception of reality forever. As Dante,  Newton and Einstein have already done in there times. The artwork responds to this journey of […]

Another part of my kinetic art finished, the base.

Another part of my kinetic art finished, the base.

After a lot of hell, with the CNC milling machine, it’s finally done. It looks good, and the work starts to show its final shape. It is truly a man with feet ….. This section will eventually be partly lost in the cooling fins of the artwork.

Mechanical actuators, are finally ready!

Mechanical actuators, are finally ready!

Finally they are all finished, and adjusted. Now I can begin to determine the placement in the frame. This determines the final movement of the facial segments. So, very important, and a lot of drawing and computational work. It is also now clear how much speace is left to fit the forehead segment. it is […]

Building a kinetic sculpture: Face

Building a kinetic sculpture: Face

The construction of a kinetic sculpture that consists of a mechanically transforming copper face, work on the artwork is started again. New parts for the kinetic sculpture: Face Small gears and shafts for the mechanical actuators (fifteen pieces) Attaching the steel shafts is done by a cotter pin. In the gears, I have milled a […]