Research Gizmology Workshop: Making Kinetic Sculptures

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  • Research Gizmology Workshop: Making Kinetic Sculptures

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  • Artist Steve Storz will speak and show images about the kinetic sculpture workshop he gave at Taos Academy with kids who built machines conjured from their imaginations. Using low voltage electronics and light duty power tools kids made: a robot with lighted top hat and rotating claw hand, a surplus Los Alamos Labs test device with electronic flowers growing out of it, a Paranormal Activity Imager, an Energy Portal with hand carved wooden gears and a Political Ping Pong sculpture using air to push a ‘president’ between rivaling parties and lots more. The sculptures are marvelous examples of the synergy that comes from combining STEM plus Art concepts.

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