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making things move

Today we talked about kinetics and how to make things move ... especially how to transform the rotary, spinning motion of a motor into other ways of moving.

The Caberet Mechanical Theatre book and motion kit is in the closet. feel free to explore that.

There are some online resource that introduce you to a expansive vocabulary of motion:

animations of various mechanisms for inspiration:

KMODDL digital library has a collection of movies


Flying Pig describes simple forms of motion through animations. They have developed sculptural paper forms that are kinetic.

The Exploratorium has a video glossary of mechanisms.