SLEEK, SOPHISTICATED DESIGN: The Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture seemingly defies gravity as the double pendulum creates a fluid, relaxing rotation designed to change speeds and direction for no apparent reason. This high-quality, museum-style motion sculpture gives the illusion of perpetual motion designed to baffle and amaze all onlookers
- BEAUTIFUL ART: Perfect for any environment, The Swinging Sticks is ideal for conference rooms, offices, waiting rooms, display windows, and foyers. This sculpture will provide relaxing entertainment and be the center of attention no matter where.
- HOW IT WORKS: Powered by 4 AA batteries, the aluminum sticks revolve in a mysterious, perpetual motion, creating an entertaining hypnotic effect.
- NEVER-ENDING: Continuously rotating, The Swinging Sticks is designed to remain in motion unassisted. The constant, fluid motion is designed to appear like the sculpture is changing speeds and directions while continuously rotating.
- SILENT: A beautiful piece of art, this kinetic sculpture operates completely silent and is well recommended for quiet office and medical environments.
SIZE:355 * 340 * 80mm
THE SWINGING STICKS
2 Germans, an electronic engineer and a designer, started a project to get very close to a perpetual motion machine with a nice design…..this was in 1996….
They constructed, measured, calculated and started a very small production in their garage…3-4 pcs, only for friends and family.
In 1997 we thought of starting a production in CHINA, to cut down cost, because the final assembling and adjusting of each SWINGING STICKS takes around 8-10 hours each. But due to the complexity and precision for this high-end product we switched to a Taiwanese artist. He learned and tested for more than 2 years how to assemble THE SWINGING STICKS perfectly.
Finally we found suitable subcontractors for the different precise parts and we set up a workshop in Taiwan and started a small serial production in 2001.
The monthly production quantity is still very limited.
The production steps:
We are producing the Base by CNC cut, then we hand select the good ones, and then lap and paint and polish a few times each base, After we finally approved the base.In the meantime, we prepare all the other material; get the aluminum, the electronics (We use parts from different suppliers worldwide, to achieve the most energy efficient performance).
After assembling each unit by hand and setting the final holes and weights, it will take another 6-8 hours to adjust and balance each UNIT, step by step.
Then we let each SWINGING STICKS run for at least 7 days to make sure that each and every one of The Swinging Sticks is swinging & turning perfectly.
If there is any imperfection or anything not 100% balanced, (0,5gr on one side too much, the distance between magnets …the bearings setting…special components etc…), THE SWINGING STICKS will not operate perfectly. If the Unit is not perfect in movement and overall finish, we will take them out
because they cannot be repaired. Defects will be destroyed.
For the perfect ones:
Finally, all original The Swinging Sticks, which are moving perfectly, will be re-inspected again. All goods which passed the quality test and our single piece inspection, are ready to be packed and send to the customers worldwide…….
YOU will get a 100% perfect, handmade, unique product…THE SWINGING STICKS….
The Alkaline Batteries will last up to 2 year to run The Swinging Sticks.
If you want to stop THE SWINGING STICKS, you just have to stop the small and the big swinging Stick and place them in 6 o’clock position, than the electronic will switch off automatically after approx. 1 minute… To start again, you just Lift Up the big Stick by 90 degree and let it go…
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