Giant fluid dynamics sculpture made of robot-glued plastic balls

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Giant fluid dynamics sculpture made of robot-glued plastic balls
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Um, wow. Geometric Death Frequency-141, as it’s called, was created by Czech artist Federico Díaz. It consists of 420,000 plastic spheres, each of which appears to be about 1.5″ in diameter, glued together by industrial robot arms. The subject is a simulated liquid splashing inside an imaginary 50x20x20 foot box. Reportedly, Díaz wrote the software to perform the simulation himself, and the software to drive the assembly process, as well. More details over at designboom. [via Gizmodo]

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