luc van hoeckel: windmaker luc van hoeckel: windmaker
jan 04, 2011

luc van hoeckel: windmaker

‘windmaker’ by luc van hoeckel images courtesy of luc van hoeckel

eindhoven-based designer, luc van hoeckel has created ‘windmaker’ a fan for residential applications that operates off the grid.

modeled after a traditional cuckoo clock, the wooden fan uses weights and a joint system to power itself. a circulating breeze begins to generate when the weights which hang from the bottom are lifted. within five minutes the fan begins to cool its environment without the use of electricity.

detail of joints

(right) after one minute (center) after three minutes (left) after five minutes

  • So is it a PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE then? Because those are supposed to be impossible.

    Drummertist v.3 says:
  • so… you have to keep lifting the weight? that’ll get annoying

    nyc_herm says:
  • fantastico reloj ku ku!

  • It is not sustaining motion. How can we make it work continuously?

    KIM DO YOUNG says:
  • Nice woodgrain in those renderings. Also: WTF this thing makes no sense.

    KG says:
  • Zeg, is luc van hoeckel een doellose windmaker?

    wwwillem says:
  • so cool

    zc zhou says:

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