Scrambler Art

matt.'s avatar

"I connected a gas generator and air compressor to buckets of paint and secured them into the seats of a Scrambler amusement park ride. Once the ride was in motion, paint sprayed out of the benches onto vinyl tarps placed underneath. The result is a series of enormous hypocycloid designs which recorded the hidden patterns created by the ride as it turned."

Cool stuff.

ShiveringTim's avatar
Cool!!! Giant Spirograph!

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Lord Gonchar's avatar
Those are pretty cool.

But come on, who among us hasn't stood there watching a scrambler cycle and thought "spirograph?"

True, but then how many of us thought to get a grant to pay to have it done?
Jason Hammond's avatar
Apparently at least one person.

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Lord Gonchar's avatar
Indeed, RGB.

I guess that's the difference between genius and not. :)

No-o-o-o...A true genius would take a spirograph and attatch little cars to it and turn it into a Scrambler.....
You can do this on a smaller scale. All you have to do is build the "scrambler" type of ride from the K'nex Amusement park (Education set).

Get a good magic marker (A new Sharpie works best) and then clip it in so that it is touching the paper on the floor. Turn it on.

Instant Art!

For cooler effects, add more markers (different colors) to different seats. Since the gear ratio is perfect, you will get a perfect Spirograph.

Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

I think I'll go the abstract route and attach a paint can to whatever Skooter coasterpunk is riding.

And then a few cycles of the Phlyers at PPP. I think I'll call my exhibit "Bombs Away."

Googling, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts...

For those whom care, she is an alumni of my school, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. *** Edited 6/11/2007 3:33:32 AM UTC by Brucey***
My question... where on earth did she find a tarp that large?

Shaggy ;-)


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