Gravitram One

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Gravitram One

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Oskay writes – “Detail photo of Gravitram One at OMSI in Portland, Oregon. This is an amazing rolling-ball kinetic sculpture that has been running approximately continuously since 1973. It’s made (mostly) of 1/8” diameter copper-coated mild steel welding rod, brazed together in a simple, yet remarkable fashion. You could watch this thing for hours. “Link.

Gravitram sculptures – Link.

6 thoughts on “Gravitram One

  1. DGary says:

    “approximately continuously”?

    since approximately 1973, or not quite continuously?

  2. Windell_Oskay says:

    The latter. From the article: “Although repaired many times since 1973, the original Gravitram is still on display and functioning at OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.”

  3. afaust says:

    they used to play a video of something like this on — i think it was — sesame street when i was a kid. i used to love watching it.

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