Kinetic Wall Art Mechanisms

The Kinetic Wall Art Mechanisms Project was the Fresher Project for 2022/23.

The aim was to introduce freshers to 3D-printing techniques, as well as key mechanical principles. Absolute beginners, as well as anyone who has a keen interest in creating unique and complex mechanisms was invited to join. 

A custom CU3D trophy + bragging rights was up for grabs for the most unqiue and eye-catching design!!

Each contraption needed to be powered in a unique way, and involved creative mechanisms that flaunt whichever mechanical principles look cool!

A piece could be powered by a weight, pendulum, battery, candle, crankshaft... anything that you can think of, the stranger the better...

For some inspiration, take a look at these 2 videos, highlighting mechanical principles, and an example mechanism: