I am very excited to offer my first motor driven sculpture. Although spring driven sculptures will remain at the core of my sculpture collection, I was challenged to create a motor driven sculpture in response to clients that wanted a kinetic sculpture for their business. Although spring sculptures are easy to wind and run for many hours, some collectors wanted to mount their sculpture in a space with limited access for winding.
Eidoscope’s pattern wheels are driven exactly like my other spring driven sculptures except the spring and some of the drive pulleys are replaced with sensors, a micro computer, and a motor.
Eidoscopestarts with the flip of a switch on its underside. When either pattern wheel loses speed and begins to rotate backwards, a sensor behind the wheel alerts the sculpture’s micro computer to turn the drive motor attached to a belt for about 2 seconds.
The sculpture runs off a small 9 volt transformer that can be plugged into any standard electrical outlet. Since the sculpture’s motor only runs when the pattern wheels need a new push, the power consumption is less than charging a cell phone. The power cord can be hidden with a cord cover which can be painted to match the wall.
The metal color shown in the photographs and video is silver, but for an additional charge, I would be happy to make your Eidoscope the color of your choice..