Imploding Cube

Fabrication | Money Makers | Welding
Imploding Cube

Permanently installed in reflecting pool at Indianapolis Art Center
1/8" aluminum x 5'cube x 12'h
Revolves in wind
mounted with radial tapered bearings in oil bath


ChrisG's picture

Imploding Cube

That is very, very, cool but I think you've inadvertently (perhaps) created what is usually referred to as a hypercube shadow . I'm not sure what happens when one crawls thru the center of a hypercube shadow! Philip K. Dick would love it.


simmsie's picture

hypercube shadow

WOW! Now you've opened up a whole new realm for me. Somewhere I've never been. Pretty exciting. I have also done an octahedron. I could send videos offline if you're interested......
j

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ChrisG's picture

hypercube shadow

Checked out your website John, fantastic. Those dynamos look like they could generate some useful power!


simmsie's picture

Dynamo

Thanks Craig!

I feel pretty certain the Dynamo could be an efficient power generator, but I lack the impetus to link it up to a generator. I could likely do it in a day if I just decided to do it. My passion is in creating, and I'm very weak in follow up or promotion.

I'm hoping I might get a kick in the butt from Alex as far as the money making angle

web site: www.johnesimms.com


marilyn's picture

I've seen this, in fact I

I've seen this, in fact I see it frequently. It is at the art center where I teach. The IAC is in a wooded, arty section of Indianapolis close to a river. In fact, I think that John has gone fishing in it. It looks great.  marilyn


feorge's picture

hmmmm... it looks a little

hmmmm... it looks a little like the logo at the top of the page....
cool.


City's picture

Spin to win

Man, those are some long seams. That looks really difficult, oh and beautiful.
Really like the videos on your website. They would make cool screen savers but I have no idea about such things. I have a friend in town that has a coffee shop and wants me to make a sign for over the door. Part of their logo is this stylized, scrolly whisp of steam coming out of a cup. And he wants that part to spin. I was thinking aluminum would be good for the lightweight quality, but I'm clueless on how to make it spin. Since you're the spin Doctor I was hoping you could offer come insight on some smaller scale spinning hardware that would hold up in the weather. Thanks
City

"Who are you going to believe, me or your eyes?"
Groucho Marx


simmsie's picture

web site:

web site: www.johnesimms.com