Monday, October 19, 2015

Impressive Wooden Kinetic Sculpture Simulates a Hummingbird in Flight

It is called 'Colibri' and it is by far the most complex woodworking project the designer, artist Derek Hugger, has ever created. It took him about 700 hours - from start to finish, to complete. Amazing!...

© Derek Hugger

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.

Want to make your own? Hugger's designs can be rebuilt at home, by purchasing and downloading his plans, available in his shop.

Source: treehugger

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