Here is a little prototype that I am working on to learn about the shop that I will be building my installation in. I used a few pieces of scrap wood and some wire to attempt to make an articulating tower. I think that if I revisit this concept, I will need to find some uninsulated wire so that it doesn’t get bound up in the wood so easily, and I will need to play with the sizes of the components to achieve a better motion profile.
Oh, I know there are some toys/other things that use this concept, but I can’t think of what they are called. If you know of some, I would appreciate some leads.