Sisyphus kickstarter

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#1

This is a really cool kinetic sculpture that creates sand art: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1199521315/sisyphus-the-kinetic-art-table?ref=video
It would be fun to make a similar table, or surface that used a spirograph type gear system, such as the duograph: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1765367532/duograph-drawing-machine?ref=nav_search


Zen Garden CNC End Table
#2

Is that Shapiro related to @dan ?


#3

That guy, Dan Shapiro is for real. I saw some of his work at the Children’s museum in Minneapolis. Very inspirational.


#4

That is amazing! I would love to figure something like this out and make one. Good find!


#5

This is so very cool and mesmerising to watch… Saw the prototype (one one very much like it) at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. It was really straightforward – an Arduino-driven X/Y gantry with 2 NEMA stepper motors & a rare earth magnet at the intersection. Non-ferrous base with sand on it and a steel marble on top. If I recall, that version was programmed in Processing…


#6

Wow. The mind is willing, but the wallet is weak.


#7

I love Bruce Shapiro’s work–it’s great to see that he’s now selling his pieces for the home market. I sure can’t afford one, but wouldn’t I love to? Yes.


#8

They will be at the maker faire in New York ! Wish I could go ( first to see the GF though). :pensive:


#9

Oh wow! That is sweet. :money_mouth:
But expensive right now


#10

I am amazed…even enchanted…by artists!


#11

That’s mesmerizing. I’m fairly certain my stupid dog would kill himself or the table trying to catch the ball. He’s real dumb, though. Normally intelligent dogs probably wouldn’t.

The only thing I don’t really like about it is the style of the table. But you’d probably spend all your time too entranced by lights and movement to notice the table :slight_smile: