I realize that I never discussed an amazing aspect of A Moveable Feast: the flaming chandelier.
We decided to take the Feast out for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. We had no real plans besides cooking up a bunch of food, and taking the Feast to the Venice boardwalk. Our policy was to have a blast, come what may, and if we needed to, split the ticket. We got picked up …read more
Update! A Moveable Feast goes to CicLAvia, April 21, 2013. On Sunday, October 7th, we put the tablecloth on A Moveable Feast, hung the chandelier, and headed out for a nice pedal through the streets of LA for CicLAvia! We set out at 10:30 or so with 6 pedalers. We had no problems crossing the LA …read more
I recently took some video of a project that I’ve slowly been working on for the past few months. It’s a double pendulum made of solid brass. I wanted to see if using proper bearings would create a nice frictionless chaotic pendulum. I wasn’t disappointed. By tightening the machine screw on the top pivot point …read more
Recently, while cruising through Youtube, I came across some of the amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts. Check them out below:
I whipped up a video of the engineering magic behind A Moveable Feast. Enjoy!
With all of the different elements of the Kinetic Sculpture in place it was time to do some laps around the parking lot to see what would break. We’ve literally got lots of moving parts, so it’s important to see what we need to fix. It’s much easier to repair a broken spoke in the …read more
We had only had 14 days until the Doo Dah Parade, and we had a long way to go, so we stepped things up into high gear. I started working every day and recruited as many helpers each day as possible. I didn’t take time out of my day to blog, as I needed all …read more
We’ve been working two or three days a week on this thing. This means we’ve been making a lot of progress, but I haven’t had the time to blog about it much. Let me see if I can catch things up to something remotely current… We finally got started on the driveshaft. We welded it …read more
We cut out a large steel frame for the table top. This will be a weight bearing aspect of the frame, so we used our beefy stuff. We welded up a nice rectangle a few inches smaller than what our table will be and put it on top of our wooden jigs. We just needed …read more