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More progress on the basin randomizer. This mechanism under the basin will drop marbles into one of four paths as part of a rolling ball sculpture. The bronze bearings should keep the paddle wheel continuously free to move. (See the other video on this site of marbles altering the wheel position). #rollingballsculpture #metalsculpture #metalsculptures #metalart #metalartwork #metal #mechanism #mechanicalart #kineticart #kineticsculpture #random #randomness #complexity #cas #initialconditions #nonlinear #mechanicalengineer #mechanicalengineering #props #custom #customart #weldedart #indianaart #indianaartist #indianaart #randomness #cas #rollingballsculpture #nonlinear #metalartwork #metal #metalsculpture #metalsculptures #mechanicalart #mechanism #initialconditions #weldedart #customart #random #custom #metalart #kineticsculpture #kineticart #mechanicalengineer #complexity #indianaartist #props #mechanicalengineering
RBS 079 - "500" - This new work is based on the Indy 500 raceway - and I look back at all the slot car tracks I built in my youth, and I now see that the perimeter frame I have incorporated on my sculptures looks an awful lot like all the slot car tracks I used to play with! How fun. I loved those tracks and making designs with them. . . . . . . . . . . . #stephenjendro #indy500 #indianapolis500 #rollingballsculpture #mancaveart #mancavedecor #ajfoyt #marioandretti #jaylenosgarage #racetrackart #carcollector #carmuseum #slotcar #slotcarracing #garageart #autoart #worksinprogress #bespokemetalwork #myworkshop #thebrickyard #jaylenosgarage #stephenjendro #marioandretti #racetrackart #rollingballsculpture #thebrickyard #myworkshop #bespokemetalwork #mancavedecor #carmuseum #indianapolis500 #slotcar #ajfoyt #mancaveart #worksinprogress #garageart #indy500 #autoart #carcollector #slotcarracing
RBS 079 - "500" - New work in progress. A design request based on the Indianapolis 500 race and raceway. When I was in 4th grade, I did a book report on the Indy 500 - I went to library and read many books on the subject - the library - back in the Stone Age. I watched the race every year - still do. So I am very pleased to be able to make this sculpture for someone's race car garage. This one will have keen details - I am thinking about adding guardrails... And let's not forget its nickname! I will work that in too. (toes included for scale!) . . . . . #stephenjendro #indy500 #indianapolis500 #rollingballsculpture #mancaveart #mancavedecor #ajfoyt #marioandretti #jaylenosgarage #racetrackart #carcollector #carmuseum #slotcar #slotcarracing #garageart #stainlesssteelsculpture #fordmotors #chevroletmotorsports #indyart #brickyard #jaylenosgarage #stephenjendro #marioandretti #stainlesssteelsculpture #fordmotors #racetrackart #chevroletmotorsports #rollingballsculpture #mancavedecor #carcollector #carmuseum #indianapolis500 #brickyard #slotcar #ajfoyt #mancaveart #garageart #indy500 #indyart #slotcarracing
RBS 079 - "500" - New work in progress. I have a request for a race inspired sculpture: a design that is based on a race track. Well I suggested the Indianapolis 500 track! So here we go with the newest sculpture - approximately 6 feet wide by 2.5 high and 1 foot deep. As you can see in the sketch, there will be a large finish flag too. And 33 1 inch paint dots on the black panels to represent the 33 cars in the field. . . . . . #stephenjendro #indy500 #indianapolis500 #rollingballsculpture #mancaveart #mancavedecor #ajfoyt #marioandretti #jaylenosgarage #racetrackart #carcollector #carmuseum #slotcar #slotcarracing #garageart #autoart #worksinprogress #bespokemetalwork #myworkshop #jaylenosgarage #stephenjendro #marioandretti #racetrackart #rollingballsculpture #myworkshop #bespokemetalwork #mancavedecor #carmuseum #indianapolis500 #slotcar #ajfoyt #mancaveart #worksinprogress #garageart #indy500 #autoart #carcollector #slotcarracing
* AQUARIUM ROLLING BALL SCULPTURE * Commissiona il tuo Rolling Ball ✔️#rollingballsculpture #artrax #creation #creativity #madeinitaly #metalsculpture #metalart #kineticart #kineticsculpture #personalized #inox #motorized#arredamento #arredamentointerni #divertimento #pezziunici #creazioni #look#likes #sfere #marbles #artecinetica #aquarium #design # #aquarium #creazioni #sfere #pezziunici #personalized #motorized #inox #look #rollingballsculpture #divertimento #arredamento #metalsculpture #design #madeinitaly #creation #marbles #metalart #kineticsculpture #kineticart #creativity #arredamentointerni #artecinetica #artrax #likes
Gremlins. For well over an hour now I’ve been standing in front of this amazing contraption, waiting for it to fault, to throw a marble off a curve drop one off a hook, but it has been perfect. Earlier today, however, it seemed that those tricksters of mechanisms, the aggravation of every pilot, had besieged my fantastic machine and were bent on driving me mad. Faults that had not happened once in a week’s testing suddenly appeared and persisted, even with extensive tweaking, and issues thought resolved, resurfaced. It seems that, with diligence and a careful eye I have now rid myself of their nuisance, and all is well. Or is it? More testing will certainly continue, my determination none the weaker, even with the day’s frustrations. For now, we enjoy the uninterrupted magic. I wish you all a gremlin-free weekend!
Our newest ball machine, Perceptual Nephron Machine, is going to debut at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego next week! #CreativeMachines #RollingBallSculpture #KidneyWeek2018 #BallMachine . . . . #RhoadsMachine #JoeOConnell #GeorgeRhoads #ArtFabrication #MetalWork #ArtWorkStudio #Fabrication #Workshop #WorkshopLife #TucsonAZ #BehindtheScenes #PublicArt #MakersGonnaMake #Sculpture #KidneyWeek #Tradeshow #KineticSculpture #BallSculpture #Engineering #DesignEngineering #KineticArt #Installation #MedicalConference #TradeshowExhibit #joeoconnell #ballmachine #publicart #artfabrication #sculpture #rollingballsculpture #medicalconference #kidneyweek #workshoplife #rhoadsmachine #creativemachines #ballsculpture #kidneyweek2018 #tradeshow #installation #tucsonaz #georgerhoads #metalwork #kineticsculpture #kineticart #workshop #designengineering #makersgonnamake #artworkstudio #behindthescenes #engineering #fabrication #tradeshowexhibit
Time to make some new tools! The larger 1.5” balls I’m using for this piece mean that I need new track clamps that provide wider track spacing. Photo 1, I’ve cut the clamp material from some aluminum stock and you can see the original clamps in the background. Photo 2, Lacking a mill, I can slot the clamps by clamping them to each other and drilling down between them. Photo 3, I drilled and cut the T-style parts that will have a threaded rod added to them. Photo 4, Welding the threaded rod into the T. Photo 5, Completed track clamps are a success! I hope your Friday is off to a good start. Got a project? Let’s hear about it, and let’s get some stuff done today, people!
Working away on the sphere3 sculpture. With eleven track paths, those little blue bits of tape sure do help me keep everything organised. #rollingballsculpture #sphere3 #marblerun #marblemachine #welded #welding #wire #weldedwire #globe #sphere #marbles #artistonig #igartist #adelaideartist #adelaide #adelaideartist #globe #marbles #igartist #marblemachine #sphere #artistonig #adelaide #welding #rollingballsculpture #wire #marblerun #sphere3 #welded #weldedwire
Home Depot or Lowe’s? I had to get some fine thread screws and wing nuts. I didn’t think when I went to Lowe’s, that they might not have the wing nuts. Had to go to Home Depot, and if the fastener section is any indication, they have a lot more to choose from than Lowe’s. I end up going to Lowe’s more often, because it’s a lot closer, but I need to keep Home Depot in mind. In writing this, I just realized they have some cutting wheels I should have picked up that Lowe’s doesn’t stock either. Anyone else have a preference between the two?

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