luc van hoeckel: windmaker

luc van hoeckel: windmaker

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‘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.

luc van hoeckel: windmaker detail of joints

luc van hoeckel: windmaker (right) after one minute (center) after three minutes (left) after five minutes

  • so cool

    zc zhou
    Jan 09, 2011
  • Zeg, is luc van hoeckel een doellose windmaker?

    Jan 08, 2011
  • Nice woodgrain in those renderings. Also: WTF this thing makes no sense.

    Jan 06, 2011
  • It is not sustaining motion. How can we make it work continuously?

    Jan 05, 2011
  • fantastico reloj ku ku!

    [email protected]
    Jan 05, 2011
  • so… you have to keep lifting the weight? that’ll get annoying

    Jan 04, 2011
  • So is it a PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE then? Because those are supposed to be impossible.

    Drummertist v.3
    Jan 04, 2011

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