Amaze! Kinetic sculpture of San Francisco – took 100,000 toothpicks and 35 years

Scott Weaver’s kinetic sculpture Rolling Through The Bay is ridiculously impressive. It uses an impressive number of toothpicks (over 100,000), took an impressively long time to construct (35 years and still being tinkered with) and looks absolutely beautiful.

Rolling through the Bay - Scott Weaver

Rolling through the Bay - Scott Weaver (Photo via Tinkering Studio)

“How is it kinetic?” I hear you ask. Well, there are little marble runs which take ping pong balls on little tours of the wooden city. You can see them in action by hitting play on the video below:

You can see detailed pictures over on the dedicated Flickr gallery or – if you’re lucky enough to live in San Francisco – you can pop over to the Tinkering Studio (part of the Exploratorium) and see it in person!