For Experiment #3, I added another motion to the mechanism. Here there are two layers of curved 3D printed beams spinning. I used the “trails” effect in Final Cut Pro X to add depth to the motion. And it turned out that shooting video directly (rather than stop motion) works just fine for this mechanism. Click on the image to watch the video.

Uploaded on February 14, 2015


Here is the 3D printed part I used in the video. Click on the image for details on how to make the part.

Curved Beams

Curved Beams