Dreamin" Kinetic Motorized Ball Machine
Dreamin " (81x50x32) by Bruce Gray is a motorized kinetic art ball
machine sculpture with 2 steel balls that get lifted by a drive chain
conveyor system. The balls have 3 tracks to follow that are changed each
time by 2 switches, or as I like to call them "gravity operated,
magnetically optimized, switching units." One of the switch ideas
actually came to me one night in a dream, after several days of trying
to come up with a suitable design. Take a look at the quicktime
video of this machine. Be warned. This is a long video clip which
includes sound, and can take several minutes to load. "California
Dreamin" is part of the corporate collection at the offices of Mitch
Kapor in San Francisco. A similar motorized ball machine can be commissioned
for around $15,000 and up.
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