- 921 hexagonal black-anodized aluminum tube extrusions
- 921 chrome-plated plastic balls
- 819 motors
- control electronics
- video camera
So far, our shopping list for the Shiny Balls Mirror by Daniel Rozin, an artist who has been developing interactive installations for years. True fans will surely remember his first Wooden Mirror (1999) - a piece that explores the line between digital and physical, using a warm and natural material such as wood to portray the abstract notion of digital pixels.
Since it's unlikely to find this kind of work at any instructables site, check out Daniel's website for more mechanical mirrors.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.