Bird and Wind drawings – gimbal experiment

20th June 2021

June 18th 2021

The gimbal is making a big difference to the pens contact time on the paper.

  • I’ve reduced the moving surfaces and have the pen attached to the base of a bird feeder, drawing onto a solid surface instead of a moving one.
  • Added a 360 degree swivel to the top
  • Weighted the pen so it can still move but retains contact with the paper
  • The cable ties give an element of bounce and flexibility

Next stages

  • Try with a turntable onto the solid surface – possibly with something to catch the wind
  • Try a rigid (split bamboo?) structure instead of the cable ties
  • Refine the weighting system for the pen
  • Prototype using colours to denote temperatures

For the moment I’m very happy with the patterns coming from the bird feeder. Adding a 360 degree swivel at the top has created zig zag lines.

 

birds in my garden land on a feeder and move a pen to draw lines

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