Clayton Boyer Clock Designs
This is Zinnia, a spring driven kinetic sculpture that will quietly run about 40 minutes on a full wind. Each of the two display wheels is 24" (61cm) in diameter, and as they change rotational speed and direction they create a variety of visually interesting shapes within the sculpture ~ as well as the contrasting shadows it projects against the wall behind. This is a very easy project to build and a great place to begin your kinetic sculpture and clock making journey. Zinnia's included wheel design is only one example of display wheel possiblities; you can create your own designs! The basic motive mechanism of the Zinnia will easily accept a wide variety of other display wheel sizes, shapes and forms. The possibilities for other variations in display wheel shapes is only limited by your imagination!
You can see his Zinnia in action on the video player below, or click here: Zinnia on YouTube
See other builders' interpretations of my Zinnia design here: Zinnia Flickr Pool
And there are some Zinnias posted on YouTube as well: Zinnia YouTube Playlist
Zinnia plans are available in THREE different formats. Please choose only one option:
New! Instant Auto-Download
The auto-download contains BOTH pdf and dxf plans for Zinnia:
Hand builders will use the pdf file.
Electronic builders will use the complete dxf and the dxf cutting files.
You do not need a Paypal account to purchase this plan--just use the "pay with credit or debit" option when you get the payment page. The price of the auto-download plan is 42.00:
The price of the paper plan delivered by mail is $47.00 plus shipping. If you would like to purchase Zinnia paper plans by USPS mail (our usual method), click here:
dxf Format delivered via eMail
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If you prefer the dxf/email option, you will not receive a paper copy by regular mail. Plans purchased with the dxf option will be delivered to your inbox as an email attachment after payment is received, usually within 24 hours. The price of the dxf plan delivered via email is $42.00. To purchase dxf plans via email for Zinnia, click below: