In addition there will be bonus parts consisting of retractable flapping wings made from table lamps, a nsfw pneumatic tail, and a helmet with rotating portal to other dimensions.
The sculpture demonstrated here won the PEL(pelican= completed all challenges) and Roadrunner (first to finish) in the 2010 Klamath Kinetic, and the PoohBah prize ($100 cash) in the DaVinci Days KSR. My first 2 events netted 3 prizes.
The point really is the fun and joy of sharing your art with everyone.
Kinetic Sculpture Racing was founded in Arcata CA years ago, to enable adults to have fun, and thus to demonstrate to children that growing up is safe.
Kinetic Sculpture Racers must ride on road, dirt tracks, through a mud and sand pit, and into, through the water and out of the water, without pushing. Not Easy.
A little intro about the bike and kinetic sculpture racing.
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
Bicycle, I have used my cargo bike which is about 20" longer than a normal bike, but I think a regular mountain bike would do just fine. Low gears are needed for sand and mud. needs a rear rack. and front mounting bracket for flotation.
Flotation, I used a Syvelor Tahiti two person kayak, though other similar inflatables should work
2 6'x 1"od aluminum tubes
2 handlebars from an old bike
4 bar end handle grips
20' of 1" webbing for lashing the floats to the tubing
2 1" x 2" x 28" hardwood boards
1 BMX handle bar stem.
A bunch (6 maybe) articulated bench lamps
1 Photo development projector base
1 Back pack
1 Bellows pump
3 yards of wing covering. I used mesh but that's your call
1 Bicycle inner tube
1 1/16" brass welding wire
1 tuft of fur (optional)
1 small fanny pack
1 detergent bottle neck
1 plastic cylinder to conjoin the tube ends
1 Helmet (Probably the older the better as it needs solid fiberglass shell to mount to.
1 Washing machine impeller
1 1" x 3" 1/8" aluminum mounting plate
1 12" x 3/8" all thread and 4 nuts
1 scooter wheel
1 transmission oil funnel
(I have a full prototype shop, but I am going to try to set this up for minimal tools and skills.)
A drill motor is needed along with assorted bits
Pliers, wrenches and various drivers to match your bike and hardware
Tubing bender to bend the aluminum tube.