Simple movements can make objects seem very alive.
Or you can also start building scary military robots.
Artists working with robotics, Mechanics and Kinetic sculptures
- Niklas Roy – Berlin-based artist working a lot with mechanical devices
- Teija ja Pekka Isorättyä – Finnish artist couple working with robotic installations
- Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen – Finnish artists working with kinetic sculptures
- Tim Hunkin – A engineer/artist who builds weird and elaborate machines. Also worked on making the Secret Life of Machines animation
- Jeppe Hein – Very minimalistic installations using kinetic elements
- ART+COM – A German design studio that specializes in creating big kinetic sculptures
- Ben Hopson – An industrial designer who has a lot of very interesting Kinetic Sketches on his website. Also this article might be of interest to you.
- Theo Jansen – Amazing wind-powered artificial creatures
- Jie Qi – Some interesting projects using muscle wire, paper electronics
- Eunyoung Park – From Aalto Media Lab
- How to Move Things With the Arduino
- H-Bridge (L293D)
- Stepper Motor Controller
- Eunyoung Park: Design with Movement
#1 Prepare the Arduino Nano 33 IoT
Getting started page: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/NANO33IoT
Make sure you take the Arduino Nano 33 IoT and the large breadboard with you.
#2 How to Use NeoPixels
You don’t have the parts to do this, so this is more of an introduction to using NeoPixels. No need to actually do anything besides watching the video.
#3 How To Use a Transistor
You don’t have the parts to do this, so this is more of an introduction to using transistors. No need to actually do anything besides watching the video.