Kinetic Sculpture: Rex

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Rex the Kinetic Sculpture

Platypus Rex Platypus Rex 1996

The debut of the Rex Kinetic Sculpture machine was as Platypus Rex in 1996. Over the years, the machine will be improved many times. But significant portions will remain the same always.

Two years of TimeRex TimeRex from 1997 through 1998

It was as TimeRex that Rex Aced the Arcata race. After that we concentrated our efforts on the other Kinetic Sculpture Races.

The Rex Files The Rex Files 1999 through 2000

The Rex Files represented our first attempt to animate our artwork. It was our first inclusion of Barnacles in the races. This was also the first time we used inflatible pontoons.

Gorillas In The Rex Gorillas In The Rex 2001 through 2002.

Deep in Africa a tribe of primitive humans is found living among the gorillas. Did the gorillas adopt the humans? Or did the humans adopt the gorillas? Will we ever know?"

Frogasaurus Rex Frogasaurus Rex 2003 through 2006.

While working in the lab late at night, Allen Brown, David Neiman, and Meg Green accidentally crossed frog DNA with T-Rex DNA. Thus was spawned... Frogasaurus Rex! It's no longer safe to walk near ponds at night.

KangaRex KangaRex 2007 through 2009.

Never ones to pussy-foot around, the team jumped at the chance to create a kangaroo. Allen Brown, David Neiman, Karen and Fiona, and Anna created this bouncing mamma of the marsupial world.

Rex's death and memorial Rex's Death and Memorial

Rex's death has been predicted for many years. But he stubbornly hung on. Still, all things must come to an end. And the day after DaVinci Days 2009, I climbed up onto the main pontoon support tube, and the frame gave way.



Links to Other KSR Sites

http://kineticuniverse.com/ Arcata, CA Memorial weekend
http://kineticextreme.com/ Arcata, CA 2nd Sat June
http://www.KlamathKinetic.org Klamath Falls June
Clearlake, CA 4th of July
http://www.davinci-days.org/ Corvallis, OR 3rd weekend July
http://www.ptkineticrace.org/ Port Townsend, WA 1st weekend Oct
http://www.kineticrace.com/ Ventura, CA Oct 27

Other Events where we take our KSR

http://www.corvallisprocession.org Corvallis Procession of the Species Earth Day, April
http://www.procession.org Olympia Procession of the Species Earth Day, April
http://sciencefactory.org/education/special_events.shtml Bike Day, Eugene June 2
http://www.omsi.edu/ OMSI early June
http://www.rosefestival.org/events/starlightparade/ Portland Starlight Parade [night] early June
http://www.scienceworks.org/ ScienceWorks biking event June
http://www.corvallischamber.com/ Corvallis 4th of July Parade. 541-757-1505 4th July
http://www.philomathrodeo.org/parade Philmath Frolic Parade 2nd weekend in July
http://www.burningman.com Burning Man Aug 27
http://www.eugenecelebration.com/ Eugene Celebration Parade 541.681.4108 late September
http://www.all-oregon.com/christmas.htm Corvallis Christmas Parade [night] 753-6917 or Emily at 758-5324 November, the day after Thanksgiving

http://brown.armoredpenguin.com/~abrown/rex/index.html

Tux

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