Ornithopter

Ornithopter was my¬†Sculpture by the Sea 2014 entry, it’s is a kinetic sculpture made from found and recycled objects including such things as aeroplane wheels, a vintage winch and other mechanical components. The sculpture works when the propeller is rotated causing the large gears to mesh and transfer the kinetic energy to the wings causing them to flap about once every 16 turns.

 

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Marks Park Bondi

 

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The 3 objects that formed the idea