Mechanical Atom-Smacker

Craft & Design

I ran across videos of Brad Litwin’s kinetic sculptures a while back, this is one of my favorites. It would have been fun to see him at Make:Philly last night – I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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  1. Tim says:

    Brad gave a great talk all about his journey as a Maker. All the way from building things in his mind’s-eye as a kid, to building guitars (he broke out a folding guitar of his own design and played a little blues number for us), to his first forays into kinetic sculpture, to applying his skills to the “real” world to make a living, to showing us videos of some of his more recent work and pulling a few pieces out of boxes for us to see and play with up close (the Atom-Smacker was one of them and is my son’s favorite).

    Then we all teamed up for some great fun building Brad-inspired marble-transporting contraptions as part of the Make:Philly Challenge and learned that Brad makes kinetic sculpture look easy as the challenge was agreed to be the most difficult so far. But it was still a blast!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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