Thursday, February 21, 2008

chopper solaroller

I like to get my inspiration for building different projects from a wide variety of sources.In this case this solaroller chopper is inspired by .......choppers(obviously).I'm quite pleased the way it turned out.While it isn't going to win any prizes in solaroller competitions(it is very slow) it looks good.

Monday, February 18, 2008

inspired by Tinguely

This small Tinguelesque machine I built is the first one inspired by that great artist.Obviously I don't have the room to build one on his scale,but the principles stay the same.Have been working on another machine,but that one didn't work out the way I wanted so that's been shelved.
Now building one that might not be in the Tinguely style when it comes to making noise but you never know what it will look like until you're finished.

Friday, February 08, 2008


This snail-machine I made especially for an art competition for one of the snail-forums I'm a member of.Sometimes two of your interests meet and this is a good example of it.The shell is from one of my deceased Archachatina marginata's,it's glued on an acrylic frame with gears from old printers(I think),some old lights,various parts from circuit boards,tentacles made out of copper wire and the "exaust pipes" are brass parts from old VCR's)if I remember correctly).

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Saved by the pinguin

I haven't posted an entry in this blog for a week or so because of serious computer problems.Fortunately I had an old Linux CD laying around which enabled me to get online.I tried reinstalling Windows XP but somehow I can't get online again,so Linux it is now.
In the meantime I discovered these things:
-even after your first freeformed solar-engine circuit works doesn't mean another one will.
-supercaps on my solarollers don't work......
-you can never have enough solar cells....