Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scott Weaver

Have you ever wondered what 100,000 toothpicks looks like?

35 years ago, Scott Weaver had a vision of San Francisco in the form of the tiny pieces of wood. It is comprised of the different neighborhoods and iconic landmarks of the city. It is a complex kinetic structure that can be "toured" through by ping pong balls. The structure was made only using toothpicks, Elmer's glue and amazing precision.

This is Rolling Through the Bay:

You must watch the video for the full experience of every tour!

[Images from The Tinkering Studio on flickr]

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