Wheels of Dharma at the Kinetic Grand Championship

Winning first and second place trophies in Engineering, Art, and Speed, Team Pineapple wowed the citizens of Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale and later Corvallis with their kinetic sculpture Wheels of Dharma.  An homage to Dawn’s fondly remembered Pakistani Uncle Noel, who taught religious studies UC Santa Cruz, the art features a nodding Ganesh, Kali, and Hanuman. … More Wheels of Dharma at the Kinetic Grand Championship

“Painappuru! Best Friends!” completes the Kinetic Grand Championship

This year Team Pineapple built a new, 4-person kinetic sculpture, and we chose the theme “Painappuru,” which is the Japanese word for pineapple. We looked fresh and shiny at the Plaza, and made a good start of it, but soon enough, bolts started dropping off, and lock nuts started unscrewing themselves… (All photos by Kelsea Miranda … More “Painappuru! Best Friends!” completes the Kinetic Grand Championship