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Elegant Kinetic Sculpture Mimics the Movements of a Hummingbird

This amazing clockwork automaton is called Colibri. Derek Hugger, a master of this craft, made it by precisely designing and aligning gears and levers so that a hummingbird appears to approach a flower, drink nectar, then fly away. Hugger based his design on how actual hummingbirds move and spent about 700 hours getting the approximately 400 parts to move in perfect synchronicity. 


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You can buy a copy of Colibri. Or, if you're truly daring, you can build one of your own from plans that he sells.

-via Colossal


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