Zachary Coffin‘s Colossus is a large-scale sculpture of wood and steel that holds massive granite rocks suspended above the ground. Ropes hanging from the rocks are pulled by attendees of Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, setting the entire seventy foot tall structure slowly spinning with great inertia.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Timothy Gray

    Wish the video actually showed the device/artwork.  Next time could the camera guy step back or use the wide angle so we can see what the thing looks like?

    • Gabriel Gadfly

      Agreed. Seemed like a cool structure, but I wish we could see more of it.

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