Mini Mobile Kit

Physics and engineering are fun, and this kit proves it.
created by

Jay Jones

$64.00

Jay Jones created by

Jay Jones

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STEAM Power

Even the most ordinary patch of earth or air hides amazing invisible energies. The challenge of STEAM education is to make these forces come alive in teenage imaginations. Uniquely whimsical, moving sculptures, mobiles also happen to be fun and accessible demonstrations of some basic physics and engineering principles. This Mini Mobile kit teaches about the center of gravity, tension and compression, and of course, like any DIY project, persistence and the joy of making. Made in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Jay Jones

created by

Jay Jones

location

North Carolina

Calmness moves Jay Jones. “I find that I’m most inspired when I’m in a museum,” he says. “Most of the time, I’m bombarded by noise and distractions. Museums are usually cool and quiet places.” That sense of stillness—and gentle movement—is reflected in his delicate copper mobiles. Jay’s pieces have been known to have a nearly hypnotic effect. “I was participating in a gift show when a girl of 5 or 6 came into my booth and just stood there looking at my work,” says the Greensboro-based artist. When her mother said she liked the mobiles too but didn’t know where they would put one in their home, Jay recalls, “The young girl said without hesitation, ‘Don’t worry Mom, the house will tell you where it needs to go.’”

Made in the USA
Ages
12+
Made from
aluminum, rubber, string, glue, cherry wood
Measurements
30" L x 30" W x 1' H
Item ID
43207

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