Fred Abels (1961) is an artist and inventor specialized in kinetic art.
Fred’s history is like a journey trough different disciplines. His kinetic art has been exposed in galleries and exhibitions.
His music generating machines were used at dance parties. His art and inventions where shown in several theater plays and festivals al over the world Eventual Fred continues his journey where most artists start: as a street performer.
Material: Aluminum - carbon – Tyvek
Wingspan: 5.00 meters.
ornithopter means mechanical bird The ornithopter of Fables is a new version of the first flight attempt. The wings are driven by an electric motor. The air currents that are created propel the device. An ornithopter is a flying machine with wings that not only have the function to support the unit (keep it in the air) but also to propel. This is done through the up and down movement of the wings. In contrast with the wings of an airplane, they would have the function of propeller. Propulsion through a reciprocating or oscillating motion (birds - fish) is much more efficient than a circular motion (propeller ). A propeller pushes the air not only back, but 'scrambles' it also very much around, which takes a lot of energy. Nature is perfect and everything that man makes will never be more than one approach to perfection. Yet it is true that it must be the current state of the art, to pick up the thread where Da Vinci had to drop in his attempt to fly man as a bird ....
Wheel diameter 2.70 m ...
Material: Stainless. Aluminium
The wheel is one of the greatest inventions in history. Fables had the idea to use the wheel as the vehicle and leave the rest away; to 'drive the wheel'. In order to solve the balance-problems, he chose for two wheels close to each other. The driver sits below the axis, which connects the wheels, and its body is forming the counterweight. In accelerated the chair tends to turn over, with breaking this effect of turning can be used to make a summersault. The dicyclet was designed and built with Maik ter Veer.
Material: steel - wood - canvas
Height: 25 m.
You won't find fresher chips anywhere than by the 'Frietcowboys'
Bart Sabel & Fred Abels