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Motion Kinetic Art Sculpture

3D printed moving kinetic art sculpture


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I have often seen these type of moving art pieces for both indoor and outdoor exhibiting. I really wanted one until I saw the price tag. I said to myself, "I can print myself one", and here is the result.


Moving Motion Kinetic Art Sculpture:

Although this is version 3 for me, I think I have it printing, assembling, and moving the way I want. It doesn't mean I may not get creative and change things up, but it has been a long and fun journey. I'll take a little break from this project ;-)

One of the files included, "Motion_Kinetic_Art_Sculpture.pdf", contain the list of parts (printed and non-printed) along with assembly instructions. If you need help, please reach out.

Materials and methods

Printed parts
All parts were printed in 0.2mm PETG or PLA. Where special consideration was made for support or modified printing I have indicated below. All parts were printed in their current orientation.


  • motion-art-base-platform.stl

  • motion-art-base-bowl.stl

  • motion-art-base-top.stl


  • motion-art-tower-top.stl

  • motion-art-tower-bottom.stl


  • 14 x motion-art-ring-arm-bearing.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-ring-arm-blade.stl (Used PETG and increased perimeter to 4 to give flexibility and strength)

  • 13 x motion-art-ring-segment.stl (print with support)

  • motion-art-tower-ring-right.stl (print with support)

  • motion-art-tower-ring-left.stl (print with support)

Ring blade spheres

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-1.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-2.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-3.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-4.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-5.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-6.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-7.stl

  • 28 x motion-art-spheres-8.stl


  • motion-art-gear-single-shaft.stl

  • motion-art-gear-dual-shaft.stl

  • motion-art-gear-ring-right.stl

  • motion-art-gear-ring-left.stl

  • 2 x motion-art-gear-tower.stl

  • motion-art-gear-base.stl

  • motion-art-gear-motor.stl

Non-Printed parts

19in MacramΓ© ring

608 Bearings – Need 14 for ring, 2 for the ring gears, and 3 for tower gear axis
12v Gear Reduced Motor
12v Motor Voltage Speed Controller
12v Power Supply
DPDT Switch
Metal wire for ring guides

M3x8 screws (4 to mount motor, 2 for switch, 2 to hold gears)
Electrical Wire, 2 conductor 20awg



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Mini michael maloney 125x125michaelmaloney commented ago

These displays showcase both Science and Art together one just a single platform. It is such a fun and interesting fashion to put the various elements together to create something different.

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