The main aspect of our design is a Hoberman ring. This mechanism, more well known for its use in the children’s ball, the Hoberman Sphere, is the main connector for all of our moving parts. The ring is expanded and contracted by a series of gears, that are powered by a DC motor. The
other main aspect of our design are triangular platforms attached to the Hoberman ring that will expand and contract in tandem with the ring. These triangles will support individual sections of sculptures that will form completed sculptures of notable Purdue monuments when the Hoberman ring is contracted. After the user activates the toy again through pushing a button, the ring will expand again, allowing the user to prepare to make a new sculpture while the ring is expanded. The constant motion in and out with the rotating images will make a very pleasing kinetic sculpture showcasing some of Purdue’s great moments and engineering marvels.