Like many of you, after watching Iron Man 2 (which was awesome, by the way) I was very interested in the “Swinging Sticks” sculpture on Pepper Potts’ desk. A little bit of searching turned them up for sale. They could be mine for just under $300. If they were a whole lot under $300, I would have bought them. Instead I set out to make my own version.
Unfortunately, the one for sale runs on batteries, so this is not an exact replica of it. This is more like a modified double pendulum. Double pendulums are pretty cool by themselves. Much has been written on them, including some pretty cool flash simulations
This is an entry in the Kinetic Sculpture Contest, so please rate it and vote on it when the time comes.