March 25, 2010

Cool Kinetic Sculpture at the BMW Museum in Munich

The installation shows 714 metal spheres moving in an interplay of mechanics, electronics and code. Each ball is connected to a thin steel wire, which in turn has an individual motor, setting the balls in motion. A software defines animation paths and motion. Initially the spheres move randomly, then begin to gather into forms which we can guess are shapes of BMW cars such as BMW 327, BMW 1500, BMW Z4 coupe concept and Mille Miglia.


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