Celestial Mechanica

Celestial Mechanica is a 16-ft tall kinetic steel sculpture of our solar system representing the majestic dance of the heavenly bodies. It was created by a team led by Jessika Welz for Burning Man 2014.

I designed the main drive system for the orbits of the planets as well as doing a large portion of the structural engineering on the piece to ensure it will withstand 90 MPH winds.