Saturday, October 01, 2005

Mechanical Rainbow

Solar-powered crystal rainbow maker. Macro shot of inner wheels & cogs.
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"Emotion resembles a wheel spinning free. When the cogs work, action begins, emotion ceases." ~ David Lindsay (Scottish Novelist, 1876-1945)
The mechanical inner workings of a little solar-powered rainbow maker. The solar panels gather energy, the colorful gears start to turn, cog in cog, ending in a slow turn of the dangling Swarovski crystal. The result is a room full of small colorful rainbows in constant motion; as long as the sun shines.

Submission for Macroday topic "mechanical". (end of post)

Update: If you want to get one of these they are available at and At a site called Random Accents they have a variety including one with chimes and crystals, a heart shaped crystal and a double crystal version as well as the original.

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