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Description:
Rolling Ball Sculptures, also known as Kinetic Sculptures or Gravitram Sculptures, mainly rely on gravity and one motor to move balls around the track in a varying and intricate pattern. Some include audio, water, or time keeping components.
Expanded Description:
What is a rolling ball device? Nick Carter suggests the following defintion:
A rolling ball device may be defined as a mechanism or group of mechanisms, for the sake of art or utility, which uses the action of a ball or balls moving in either a constrained or unconstrained path to actuate the various effects of the mechanism(s).
This definition is very broad, but that breadth is necessary. Rolling ball machines can be serious or playful, artistic or scientific, the product of engineering or the result of tinkering. No sooner does one list a taxonomy of all rolling ball devices when someone comes up with a new type.


Examples of kinetic sculptures and what we're looking for can be found here:
http://www.georgerhoads.com/Sculpture.html
http://www.rollingballsculpture.com/
http://www.kugelbahn.ch/3_link_rbs.htm
http://www.marcdatabase.com/~lemur/rb-rolling-ball.html

Note: Kinetic Sculptures without a rolling ball element, like Mobiles, Wallables, Gyros, Wind Art, or other art that moves, should be waymarked in a separate category. Gumball machines that are intricately constructed like a kinetic sculpture will be considered. Examples http://www.marcdatabase.com/~lemur/rb-gumball.html
Instructions for Posting a Rolling Ball Sculpture Waymark:
1. Coordinates: Please personally take accurate coordinates from the sculpture or the nearest entrance to the building it is in.

2. Photos: Please take at least TWO photos of the sculpture. One should be a wide shot showing as much of the sculpture as you can get. The second should be a close up of a part of the sculpture. If there is a sign with information about the sculpture, please include that as well.

3. Naming your Waymark: If the sculpture has a name, the include that as the start of the waymark name. Follow this by the name of location it is at and then the city and then either state, province or country. Example: Rolling Thunder - Pleasant Valley Mall, Anytown, England.

4. In the Short Description, include information on how to find the sculpture, especially if it is in a mall, museum, or other large building.

5. In your Long Description, please include a description of the sculpture including such things as the number of balls and or moving parts, what sorts of audio components does it have, how big it is. This is your waymark. Please explain what makes this worth a visit. Also include information on entrance fees and visiting hours if applicable.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please provide proof of your visit. This is usually done with a photo including yourself or your GPSr. Please feel free to upload additional photos. If you do not have a photo, then please include a lengthy description about your visit so that a reader can gain a "mental image". Visit logs that state "Visited" may be subject to deletion by the waymark owner or group officers.
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Rolling Ball SculptureImagination Station Rolling Ball Sculpture - Toledo, Ohio

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This sculpture is located inside the Imagination Station at 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, Ohio

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/25/2014

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureGravitram - Portland, OR

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Housed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the Gravitram One is a classic rolling ball sculpture.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/11/2014

last visited: 8/17/2014

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Rolling Ball SculptureChaos I - Columbus, Indiana

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Large rolling ball sculpture at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/17/2013

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureExercise in Fugality by George Rhoads - Logan International Airport Terminal E - Boston,MA

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This early (1985) rolling ball sculpture by renowned artist George Rhoads is located within the public access area of Terminal E (International Arrivals) of Logan International Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/14/2013

last visited: 4/8/2014

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Rolling Ball SculptureGravitram, Parks, ACT, Canberra, Australia

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This Gravitram is located inside Questacom,it never rests.Its in constant kinetick energy, its converted to sounds,heat due to friction and collisiton. mesmerizing art.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member J+J.au

location: Australian Capital Territory, Australia

date approved: 2/26/2013

last visited: 4/28/2013

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Rolling Ball SculptureImpuls - Brissago, TI, Switzerland

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Impuls is a Rolling Ball Sculpture by artist Benno Schulthess at the lake promenade of Brissago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Tessin (TI), Switzerland

date approved: 12/19/2012

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureGravitram 2 - Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

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Made for the Omniplex Science Center (now Science Museum Oklahoma) in Oklahoma City in 1978

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sshelle

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/5/2012

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureAntoni Eckmair bowling ball sculpture - Rochester, NY

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It may be hard to see this bowling ball track from the home page... so go to the gallery so you can see them in enlarged format.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 11/10/2012

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureBell Tower -- Akard Station, Dallas TX

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The rolling-ball gravitron town clock at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Akard Station downtown fascinates children and adds surprise and life to the streetscape. It is part of DART's Art In Motion program downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/10/2012

last visited: 9/19/2013

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Rolling Ball SculptureGeorge Rhoads Rolling Ball Sculpture - Toronto, Ontario

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This elaborate rolling-ball sculpture is located in the Ontario Science Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/3/2012

last visited: 11/10/2013

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Rolling Ball SculptureWentz Gravitram, Exploration Place, Wichita, Kansas

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rolling balls with no noise other than the clanging of the parts inside, but fun to watch nonetheless; right next to the ticket counter inside the front entrance

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sshelle

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/19/2012

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculpturePerpetuball Motion Machine No. 1 - Salmon Run Mall - Watertown, New York

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Rolling ball structure just outside Burlington Coat Factory in the Salmon Run Mall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: New York

date approved: 4/6/2012

last visited: 10/28/2014

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Rolling Ball SculptureRolling Ball Tree, Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales.

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This rolling ball tree is popular with children, they have to wind the handle to raise the balls, that then return to the base, through a series of funnels, this feature is located in The National Waterfront Museum at Swansea.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/19/2012

last visited: 4/7/2012

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Rolling Ball SculptureZAC - Zippo Museum - Bradford, PA

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ZAC is located in the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Facedances

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/21/2011

last visited: 9/23/2014

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Rolling Ball SculptureNEWTON'S DAYDREAM - Salt Lake City, Utah

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NEWTON'S DAYDREAM rolling ball sculpture at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City Utah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mom the Cook & cashnhubby

location: Utah

date approved: 5/28/2011

last visited: 9/5/2014

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Rolling Ball Sculpture"Goldberg Variations" Sculpture, Logan Airport - Boston, MA, USA

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This rolling ball kinetic art sculpture has been 'kicking around' Boston's Logan Airport for many years and has most recently been located at Terminal A's baggage claim area on the ground level.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/25/2011

last visited: 9/7/2012

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Rolling Ball SculptureKugelbahn - Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - San Diego, CA

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In the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, is a small rolling ball sculpture title "Kugelbahn". It is located in the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center near the entrance to the IMAX theatre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k

location: California

date approved: 4/3/2011

last visited: 8/3/2010

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Rolling Ball SculptureRolling Ball Sculpture - Chase Field - Phoenix AZ

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This large rolling ball sculpture is in front of Chase Field off S 4th St near E Jackson St in Phoenix, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Arizona

date approved: 3/30/2011

last visited: 10/30/2014

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Rolling Ball SculptureRolling Ball Sculpture - Explora Museum - Albuquerque, NM

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Rolling ball sculpture at the Explora Children's Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kameniev

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/6/2010

last visited: 12/6/2010

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Rolling Ball SculptureIE Creative Rolling Ball Sculpture - Vancouver, BC

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A rolling ball sculpture outside the studios of IE creative on Granville Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2010

last visited: 9/20/2012

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Rolling Ball SculptureBall Tower - Sunnyvale, CA

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A ball sculpture by artist Michael Brown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/5/2010

last visited: 7/1/2010

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Rolling Ball SculptureKohl's Childrens Museum - Glenview, IL

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Make music by rolling balls down ramps to hit gongs, chimes, and wood blocks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/9/2010

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureThe Kinetic Machine - Cranbrook Institute of Science - Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Three balls and 180 feet of track are used to demonstrate a variety of motion and energy concepts. The coordinates are for the main entrance to the museum. The Kinetic Machine is in the Motion Gallery on the main floor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dinoprophet

location: Michigan

date approved: 1/21/2010

last visited: never

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Rolling Ball SculptureRolling Wilbur by Linda Joanou - San Diego, California

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This is one of many works in the San Diego Port District's Urban Tree Project. This one is located at the Cruise Ship Terminal near the Broadway Pier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 10/18/2009

last visited: 3/2/2011

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Rolling Ball SculptureChildren's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

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A Rhoads rolling ball machine in the Scienceworks area of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/14/2009

last visited: 7/13/2011

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