design | dəˈzīn |
1 a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made
2 purpose, planning, or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact, or material object
1 decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), typically by making a detailed drawing of it
2 do or plan (something) with a specific purpose or intention in mind

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Raw Gear

I've picked up the raw gear for the Todd Blair Fundraiser that will be incorporated into the kinetic sculpture project:

I'm now starting to formulate ideas about what to do with my gear contribution. Each gear will be incorporated into a moving kinetic sculpture. The hope is that our fundraising will help with Todd's recovery and that one day he'll be able to crank the sculpture on his own.

I should add that I don't know Todd nor have I any relationship to the organization he works with. I discovered his situation upon viewing a Laughing Squid Tweet and committed myself to the cause after hearing his story.

So let me know your ideas for the gear! What do you think I should to to it? I know that I'll be grinding/polishing off the black paint and can make it 3-dimensional by inserting threaded rod into the pre-drilled and pre-threaded holes in the gear. But what I weld onto those rods is still up in the air.


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