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March 11, 2014 AT 4:00 am

A Hand-Cranked Automaton That Mimics the Effect of a Raindrop Hitting Water

This automation from Dean O’Callaghan is a wooden visualization of a raindrop landing on water, from thisiscolossal.

This little wood automaton is meant to mimic the effect of a water drop hitting a body of water, all using concentric rings cut from wood that are manipulated by a hand crank. The piece was created by UK-based designer Dean O’Callaghan, inspired by the work of Reuben Margolin (most likely his round wave sculpture).

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