Sticks find their own alignment over time

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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.

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