Rolling Ball Sculpture
After a few years of searching for kinetic ball sculpture on the web, I finally found the
Rolling Ball Web
and joined its
There are also some construction details on the
Rolling Ball Technology
pages, but they are sadly unfinished.
These are selected messages I've sent to the rolling-ball list presented
here in their original form. Make sure you read the latest ones since not
every tool or technique I describe has worked out.
You must now go and see
my only completed RBS! It's made mostly out of
wood, but with copper railings in places. Boy, that was a lot easier than
all this metalworking.
original description of my wire construction techniques. This is definitely out of date.
- I have revised my opinion of
slip benders significantly since I got mine.
- I've discovered
the joys of MIG welding by taking a class
at Portland Community College. See also my
MIG welder review.
- A discussion of the merits of various ball
sizes and track materials.
Sears had a sale on Craftsman hot-glue guns: $4.99! I made a
fine piece of artwork out of a
sliced up FedEx box and some
other random cardboard bits. Oh, and some straws. And a surprising amount
of hot glue...
You can see it has a couple of alternators and one 3D bit.
Those 5/8" ball bearings are the stuff that's meant to run on the copper
I started my own project a few years ago, but I only have a
few prototype track segments
to show for it.