Examples of Kinetic Art
Survival Research Labs
Considered by many the source of modern machine or industrial art
Machine and kinetic art, machine sound art, and creator of many early SRL machines
Artist, master machinist, and inventor, Carl documents his process in detail for great learning opportunities. Great examples of complex motions via cables
North Pitney’s amazing reconfigurable maze is one of my all-time favorite projects ever. North is also co-founder of Club Arduino, a great local resource for Arduino enthusiasts.
Shadow Robot Company
Company in the UK making robots. Extensive use of multiple control cables through moving joints.
Amazing wooden mirror by Daniel Rozinin in which over 800 small blocks of wood are individually slightly rotated to display an image of what the camera captures
Theo Jansen creates new forms of life using plastic tubing as the basic building material. Wind is their food, and their stomach is made of recycled plastic bottles.
Theo’s “The art of creating creatures” presentation at TED in 2006, including a wonderful video of his work, and demonstrations of portions of his mechanisms. See you Tube for many other videos of his work
Del’s Beautiful New Wooden Machine
An intricate hand-cranked machine demonstrating many types of simple mechanisms: cranks, gears, chains, sprockets, offset gears to change speed, escapements, conversion of rotary motion to linear motion. Thanks to Tristan for bringing this to my attention.