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MechaniCards®
11 Different Designs
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Introducing MechaniCards

Miniature, hand-operated, kinetic sculptures, designed and produced in limited edition. Constructed primarily from paperboard, with a few bits of wood, metal, and plastic.

 

 

 

Custom MechaniCard® - Tradeshow Gift
2015

BIG PIX
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Customized MechaniCard made as a commemorative gift.
Wood base/frame, paper or wood mechanism. 6.5" x 5.5" x 1"

AIMCO Prototyp Radial Engine
Custom MechaniCard
® - Tradeshow Gift

2015
BIG PIX
Introducing MechaniCards
VIDEO
Introducing MechaniCards

Customized MechaniCard made as a commemorative gift.
Wood base/frame, paper or wood mechanism. 6.5" x 5.5" x 1"

 

 

 

AIMCO Prototyp Radial Engine Ping An Center - Decorative Grill
2015
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 Introducing MechaniCardsIntroducing MechaniCards

Aluminum fabrication - engineering design, waterjet cut weldment, epoxy coating, and installation on site. Collaboration with Meg Saligman. 10ft x 8ft x 1/4" Thk.

AIMCO Prototyp Radial Engine

Ping An Center - Apothecary Cabinet
with
Pop Up Dioramas
Colette Fu Collaboration
2015

BIG PIX

Collaboration with Colette Fu and Meg Saligman. Engineering design, fabrication and installation on site. 6ft x 14" x 10" dp.

 

 

"Vote for The Good Life"
Meg Saligman Collaboration
2016

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Temporary installation developed with Meg Saligman, located just outside the Republican National Convention, in cleveland, Ohio, July 2016. Comprised of ten, 18ft high pylons, including catcher nets, each was fitted with spring loaded ball launchers. Visitors were invited to put their thoughts about "The Good Life" on chips which were then loaded into balls, and launched up into the catcher nets. The balls were then funnelled to the top of the pylon, where they would fall down, inside, forming a pile of thoughts.

 



The "MPRG"
( Mechanically Programmable Rhythm Generator)
2017
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Jazz pianist and composer, Chris Walters, commissioned this device to augment his forrays into new musical territories.
The machine has 8 different voices, consising of 2 metal pipes, a bass piano string, a piece of steel hardware, an aluminum angle, tamborine cymbals, a spring "Boing," and a scratchy noise-maker. Powered by a near-silent gearmotor, the player is able to adjust tempo. The instrument voices are percussed by a variety of interchangeable timing cams. And, which sounds are active is set by stop levers, thereby accomodating a huge variety of possibilities, for both composition purposes, as well as live performances.
22" x 14" x 6"

 




World's largest Popup Book
Colette Fu Collaboration
2017

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"Tau Hua Yuan Ji, Source of the Peach Blossoms" Collaboration with Colette Fu. Engineering design and fabrication. Laminated Gatorboard, corrugated cardboard, MDF, paper. 22ft x 14ft x 5ft. (when open).

Pennsylvania Convention Center
"The Large Sway of Public Opinion"
2017

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Commissioned for the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA, this piece is based on a work from 2007, "The Sway of Public Opinion," the primary difference being a doubling of the size. It is located in the second floor, north atrium, on the Broad Street side. "The Large Sway of Public Opinion" is approximately 30" diameter x 18" high; materials - wood, metal, plastic, electrical.

 

AIMCO Prototyp Radial Engine Free Library of Philadelphia
Colette Fu Collaboration
2018

BIG PIX

Collaboration with Colette Fu. Engineering design, fabrication and installation. Located in the main branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, first floor and mezzanine levels, on the Vine Street side. Materials: Wood, Acrylic Panels, LED lighting, Repurposed Steel Frame, Tempered Glass. 34" x 32" x 24" deep (4 pieces)

 

 

Custom MechaniCard® Tableau
2018
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Financial Consultant, Ashok Rajan, thought that an effective way to communicate his own particular business practice values, and strategic mission, would be through the visual metaphors presented by MechaniCards®. Four of the existing designs were augmented with text labeling. And, just in development at the time, "The Clapping Hands" piece was added for extra emphasis.

 

 

"A Slice of Light"
Kinetic Sculpture Lamp
2018

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VIDEO


When Lumigogo's creative director approached me at the 2018 AutomataCon conference, saying he wanted me to design lamps for his new venture, I thought he must be kidding. But, he really meant it, and I gave it some serious thought. "A Slice of Light" is my first entry into this realm. Look for it on the shelf of your favorite fine furniture store, soon. More crazy lamps are coming!

Cooper's Birthday Present -
The Recirculating Catapult Toy
2019
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VIDEO

Cooper's next door neighbor, Phil, retired to Idaho, but did not forget his young friend's birthday!

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