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Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture

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  • This is a very very nice and sophisticated double pendulum, it exhibits apparently non-repeating and non-periodic motion
  • Never ceasing, always swinging, this moving stick model appears to defy gravity and turn logic on its head
  • The constant, fluid motion of the revolving sticks creates an almost hypnotic effect
  • The perpetual motion illusion was created by an electrical engineer and designer to baffle and amaze all onlookers
  • Ideal for conference rooms, medical offices, exhibition areas, waiting rooms, display windows, and foyers etc
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Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture. As seen in the movie "Iron Man 2"! Swinging, flowing, noiselessly circling in constant motion, the arms of Swinging Sticks seem almost to defy gravity. Like a sophisticated double pendulum, they circle fluidly, creating a relaxing, almost hypnotic effect... rotating seemingly in contradiction to the laws of physics, changing directions and speed for no apparent reason. The Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture is an unusual and fascinating way to make an artistic statement anywhere. At first glance, the design of Swinging Sticks is sleek, beautiful and deceptively simple. These high-quality, museum-style motion sculptures are intricately designed and constructed by a few highly trained artisans to exacting specifications to give the illusion of perpetual motion. Ideal for such settings as home entryways, offices, conference rooms or waiting rooms where it will provide relaxing entertainment. Aluminum sticks on a solid wood base reach a maximum height of 18" (base measures 10.5" w x 3.25" h). Sculpture requires a 16"-wide clearance for sticks to swing. Uses 4 AA batteries (included). Get into the swing of hypnotic perpetual motion with the Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture from Brookstone. Order today!

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Manufacturer BROOKSTONE
ASIN B001AXR9L4
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4.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #2,162,057 in Home and Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home and Kitchen)
#32,650 in Home & Kitchen > Home Décor > Home Décor Accents > Collectible Figurines

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By Philip Theobald on May 8, 2010
The CEO of the company that I work for has one of these on her desk. It's a pretty cool sculpture, but I often find myself distracted by it when I'm attempting to talk to her. She loves it, though, and refuses to move it.
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I'm not sure if it's the magnets or the precise measurements of the metal sticks, but I'm convinced this is actually a time machine. Because I look at its swinging motion, the large stick like a pendulum, the small stick like a trapeze artist, the two forming some kind of connected dance that's both random and predictable, and the next thing I know it's 30 minutes later.

Hey, maybe if I turn it backwards I can go back in time! Then I can go back and make a killing on the stock market so I could buy more of these things.
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You know, this thing really does look awesome when it's sitting on the desk of a CEO. The only problem is turning it off. I spent half an hour looking for a power switch. Unsuccessful, I tried shoving a bunch of small office supplies under it to try and block the arm. I can't say that this idea worked well.
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The price is absurd if you place it in the context of utility because it doesn't really have any. Utility is not the purpose here. This is not an appliance, it is a beautiful piece of kinetic art. It looks great, grabs the attention of guests, and it runs for months on the same set of batteries. I've paid more for paintings that I enjoyed less. If you think this sculpture is a good piece of art, the price will be worth it. If it doesn't suit your tastes, or you don't believe in paying for art, it's not for you. This is, however, my favorite piece of art in my house.
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