We Make Custom Electric Personal Vehicles

Yes, yes, "spherical cubical" is an oxymoron. However art does not often follow logic.

We get asked frequently, "Why did you make this?" Such a question perplexes us. Would one ask a sculptor why she or he cut a piece of stone to make a statue? Would one ask a painter, "what's up with the barn painting?" Then why should the existence of a three dimensional object of such absurdity be in question?

Making is about the experience of it all. At Tinkersmiths, we embrace creating for creation's sake. If one sees something in their mind and then sets out to make it so, then it is time well spent. So much more was learned from making this silly drivable contraption than watching a baseball game. So much joy comes to people daily as we offer them a ride. If you have not experienced this yourself, stop by the IX Art Park during one of the many events to enjoy a ride.

This Sphere was designed and built by Brian Williford. All of the modeling and tool paths were done in AutoDesk Fusion 360. The Gcode was then imported into LinuxCNC which drives our large format 4' x 8' flatbed CNC router. We can cut full sheets of plywood or non-ferrous metal such as aluminum.

 

TinkersmithsThe Magical Orb II will have raisable arms with lights on the end.
TinkersmithsAll new design and engineering. Will be spectacular.

Spherical Cubical Arc Reactor

 Images of the first generation Orb. Was well received during the IX Art Park events of the last year.

Tinkersmiths Drivable Sphere
New swing arms with shocks, but old wheels.
Tinkersmiths Electric SphereLooking good and ready for a test run.
Tinkersmiths Electric WheelchairFraming stage working under the carriage.
Tinkersmiths Electric SphereMore lower deck framing.
Tinkersmiths Drivable SphereSecond generation swing arms with bicycle shocks.
Tinkersmiths Wedding PumpkinAdam and friends off to a wedding in Cinderella's Pumpkin.

This was a very alpha prototype. We are now ready to make a Sphere II which could be branded to your business. Give us a call a (434) 242-9092 if you would like to co-sponsor the next one or purchase one of your very own.