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Cepheid is a wooden kinetic sculpture named after pulsating stars. Its curvy, ray-like forms slice and meld into each other as they spin and rock in a seemingly random motion. As Cepheid is set into motion by its spring and magnetic escapement mechanism, it creates a unique visual display of dancing shapes and mesmerizing patterns.

The sculpture is spring powered and uses a magnetic ratcheting escapement, which allow the it to get a "kick" from the spring at any orientation. On a full wind, this piece will run for about 1.5 hours.

A video of Cepheid in motion can be seen here:

Detailed woodworking plans to make your own are available on my website: www.derekhugger.com

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This is a fantastic new sculpture! First thought: totally useless and so much fun to watch! Ha, so it's not useless for sure!
I am a big fan of all your kinetic sculpture. No customer until now, but I bookmarked your website…
 

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Nice project, no question. I have been looking to make "stuff" like this.
 

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As with your other works, this is lovely. Definitely on my wish list to build someday, will keep an eye on your site and plans. The reversing motion is intriguing.
 

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Realy incredible shapes!
 

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Impressive and a joy to watch. Your wood art is great. Do any of these do perpetual motion? Continue on until you stop them? Thanks for sharing all these great pieces.
 

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WOW I love it, i really want to learn more about these type sculptures
 

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I thought I had posted this link earlier!

Colibri! My business logo is a hummingbird… Enough said!

 
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