Wind

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Some ideas for a wind sculpture prototype I’ve been building.

It has been interesting exploring the similarities- in design- between things like sails and animal wings.

I’m also excited because I unexpectedly get to make use of things I find around the house like those clear CD spacers.

 

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The base and legs are made out of a fiberboard type material. The axles are aluminum tubes connected to long screws

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Each axle has two bearings (for stability).

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I’ve drawn circular designs on each clear disk to block the light. The disks also have a thin coating on them that makes cool little rainbows.

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There are three disks, axles and legs.

While I think my construction communicates my ideas for a hypothetical sculpture, it wasn’t the most effective at actually turning in the wind.

In a possible future prototype,  I would:

  • Use bearings that turn more smoothly
  • Have thinner axles that are one piece each
  • Find a stronger, single bulb light source
  • Have lower, staggered blades
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