Practical progress – mechanical dining experience

I know it doesn’t look much, but Rome wasn’t built in a day!

We dismantled my first rig and rebuilt it with stronger dexion and fixed top and bottoms. The height is now higher to give the participant the feeling of sitting at a dining table like a child. The next step is to adjust the pedal crank to allow for easier pedalling while seated.

The over all plan is to create several mechanical movements to facilitate dining actions with cutelry and mechanical elements to manipulate the delivery and display of the food. Ultimately the roving interactive sculpture will be given a decorative aesthetic steam punk/mad max treatment to add to the theatrics of the live art presentation.

 

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Many thanks to my lovely assistant and mechanical genius Ian.

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