Why:

I have always idolized Leonardo Da Vinci and have always wanted to make a model of something that he originally came up with. When I found out that the only requirement for this project was that it was dynamic, I knew immediately what I wanted to make. The idea of a perpetual motion also has some profound philosophical implications on the way I look at life. It show the ambitious nature of the human spirit, a striving to achieve the impossible. I made this project using a fairly complex woodworking style and I chose to do so because I wanted to make the best possible product and really bring my aesthetic to life.

 

Whats Next:

I would make some changes to this project if I had the chance.

  1. I would use a steel rod instead of a dowel
  2. I would insert a bearing into the main structure
  3. I would potentially make the entire thing out of steel and weld it all together

I am planning on putting this project in y backyard as decoration. I put a lot of time and effort into it and want to be able to look out and see it whenever I want.

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  • Siddharth Nigam
    Siddharth Nigam
    May 4, 2017 2:40 am

    I really like the aesthetic of your perpetual motion machine. The way it works is so cool and I enjoyed seeing it at the expo. I love your interpretation of the philosophical implications of a perpetual motion machine on real life. It really makes you think that our life is like a perpetual motion machine, always moving forward (or at least trying to). The woodworking seemed really intriguing too and I am glad you learned some new skills along the way.

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