Craft & Design Robotics Science
Sticks find their own alignment over time

“Sticks” by Doug Back consists of a number of geared down stepper motors with fiberglass sticks mounted on shafts. If a stick touches another, it reverses directions as if they are shy to the touch, ultimately resulting in a common pattern that allows them to rotate freely. Pretty cool idea for a simple autonomous interactive bot.

Sticks at Electrohype Festival

2 thoughts on “Sticks find their own alignment over time

  1. Doug’s art has always been fascinating. You might even say that he’s ahead of his time. It’s worth the trouble to do a search for other references to him.

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