Video: An anti-gravity kinetic sculpture

Perhaps you've heard of poor Icarus' meltdown, or have seen Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and working models in miniature. Or perhaps you've attended a Flugtag and watched furious peddlers steer their craft off a 30 foot deck and into the waters below. But have you ever seen a full scale, human-carrying, wing-flapping, wind-sculpting ornithopter?

Of course you haven't. Get ready to smile.

The powerful visuals reminded me of Theo Jansen's intricate walking sculptures.

Hat tip to Chris Jablonski at Emerging Tech.

HPO The Snowbird from U of T Engineering on Vimeo.

Wayne