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MAKE TV: Kinetic Wave Sculptures

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Reuben Margolin’s kinetic art.

Reuben Margolin is a visionary Bay Area artist who creates totally singular kinetic wave sculptures from a variety of found materials. Graceful and mesmerizing, Margolin’s work is inspired by natural reference points like water droplets, wind gusts, and ocean eddies. Here, MAKE: television takes a look at the artist and his process. ...read more

Paving the Future

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Pedestrians pave the way for green energy.

In London, tests are underway for glowing paving slabs that create energy simply by being stepped on. The green slabs, which contain a light that gets brighter according to how much energy is stored, are designed to ‘flex’ less that 5mm when walked over. Inventor Laurence Kemball-Cook says the patented Pavegen System slabs could be used to power anything from lighting at bus stops to ticket......read more

Anthony Howe's Otherworldly Kinetic Sculptures

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A studio visit reveals more about Howe's hypnotic, wind-powered works

The Creators Project recently paid a visit to Anthony Howe's Washington state studio to learn more about how he makes his awe-inspiring kinetic sculptures. In the video, Howe, who started his art career as a painter, explains his decision to pursue a new medium: "I just was bored with everything being static in my visual world. I wanted to see stuff flow." And flow his stuff does, often in a way......read more

Dance Dance Revolution

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Sustainable dance club powered by people on the dancefloor.

Leave it to the Dutch. Harnessing dancers' kinetic energy to power the club itself? Gives a whole new incentive to partying....read more

Pavegen Harvests Energy From Footsteps

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UK startup seeks to harness the energy at our feet

With the right mix of creative thinking, technological ingenuity, and, well, money, there really is no limit for the future of renewable energy. Take the case of Pavegen, a UK company that has developed the world's first system for harnessing energy from footsteps. By stepping or hopping on a Pavegen floor tile, users create clean, off-grid electricity that can 
used for anything from lighting......read more

Obama Kicks Around an Energy-Producing Soccer Ball

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The 'Soccket' ball converts kinetic energy to stored electricity

During President Barack Obama’s weeklong, three-country tour of Africa, he took the time to play some soccer, but with a far-from-ordinary ball. In Tanzania, Obama introduced locals to The Soccket, an energy-generating soccer ball created by recent Harvard alums Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman. With every kick, the kinetic energy of the ball’s movement is converted into stored......read more

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