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Useful links you might like related to RBS and other kinetic arts.

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Wood That Works by David C. Roy Each kinetic sculpture is a wooden machine designed to produce interesting patterns. The sculptures move solely by the controlled release of energy from a spring. No other motor, battery or power source is used.

Kool Kinetics – “This site is dedicated to those who mix mechanics with art and develop “Rube Goldberg” type machines, wind powered mobiles, rolling ball powered sculptures and fantasy computer generated motion systems.”

507 Mechanical Movements – A website with animations. Search on Escapements in the index.

SYYN Labs – Willy Wonka Machine

Mechanisms 101 – Making engineering accessible to all! interactive animations in engineering education.

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre – is a collection of contemporary automata founded in 1982. It has permanent and temporary exhibitions all over the world. We aim to entertain and inspire visitors, makers and collectors.

The Mobile Factory by Unigami – Beautiful hanging mobiles in the Calder tradition.

About Rolling Ball Sculptures and Kinetic Art – A website “devoted to the subject of Kinetic Art, Rolling Ball Sculptures, Automata, weird machines and wooden and paper mechanics.”

The Big Book of Gizmos and Gadgets – by Editors of Scroll Saw

Making Things Move • DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists and Artists – A book by Dustyn Roberts – moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects–from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, included.

Arthur Ganson - Kinetic Sculpture

Andrew Smith - Works of fascination and fancy

Mark Bischof – Mark makes kinetic sculptures that work solely on the basis of gravitation and must be set in motion by hand.

Didier Legros • Rolling Ball Kinetic Sculptor – From France. Creates phenomenal rolling ball sculptures. Be sure to check out his videos – very well done!

Marco Pinter – Marco Pinter creates artwork and performances which fuse physical kinetic form with live visualizations. 

Clock and Watch Escapement Mechanics in Motion – Animations showing how a wide variety of escapements work. 

Eddie Boes – Engineered Rolling Ball Sculpture

Larry Lawrence – an early inspiration of mine when I started making rolling ball sculpture.

Derek Hugger – Each kinetic sculpture, clock, and machine aims to meticulously blend art with engineering. Carefully crafted woodworking plans are available for purchase and download. provides tools for you to catalog, mark and visit interesting and useful locations around the world. And most importantly… WHERE to see Rolling Ball Sculpture around the world!

Hyper Physics – “This site was honored because of its comprehensive coverage of most of physics, the creative use of multimedia and linking, and the impact it has had on students worldwide. Online tutorials cover a wide range of physics topics, including modern physics and astronomy. Material is organized through extensive concept maps.”

Bruce Gray – Bruce Gray is a sculptor and artist from Los Angeles. His work includes kinetic art, rolling ball machines, mobiles, giant objects, abstract paintings, magnetic sculptures, functional art, modern metal sculptures, and more.

Super Plexus – I own one of these, a fascinating and challenging toy. (I have the Perplexus Epic)

Wikipedia – Rolling Ball Sculpture

George Rhoads – Amazing, very large RBS installations you may have seen at a popular airport, museum or hospital near you.

Kugelbahn – About Rolling Ball Sculptures and Kinetic Art, very large site.

The MAD Museum – The UK’s only Mechanical Art Venue – and my page on their site.

Newsweek – How ‘Hearthstone’s Here Comes the BOOM Was Built (Exclusive) – Yes, I am mentioned! And a big shout out to the late, Adam Sadowsky. You were the bestest, Adam. Rest in peace, my friend.

Joseph’s Machines – The BEST, most mind-blowing Rube Golberg machines on the internet! Don’t miss this amazing page of machines in motion. Must see.

Puzzle Prime – for something just a little different


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