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Bjoern Schuelke makes these amazing pieces of interactive art. The one pictured above is “Drone #2“. [video] Check out the website for a lot more sculptures and even a few pictures inside the Artists studio.

The futuristic appearance of “Drone #2″ seems like a requisite from a science fiction film.The autonomous hi-tech construct, consisting of solar cells, heat sensors,propellors, videochips and a TFT monitor is suspended from the ceiling and reacts to the “warmblooded” spectator without him or her being able to directly influence its movement.

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The above image is of Drone#4 [video]

Drone #4, Björn Schülke 2005
Autonomous observing system, working diameter 450 cm
materials: fibreglas, alloy, tft-monitor, cameras, loudspeaker, microphone, motors, sensors.

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Here is another one of my favoriies, Planet Space Rover. [video]

Planet Space Rover, autonomous observation system. Bjoern Schuelke 2004
build for the garden exhibition-project “Privatgruen II”, Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Cologne. heigth 290 cm, working diameter 300cm
materials: fibreglass, wood, alloy, motors, monitor, cameras, sensors, solar cells.

features: solar energy system; propeller powered rotating body; kinetic camera arms; monitor; long wave scanner; sound detector

More about Bjoern Schuelke

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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