A video of Andrew Smith’s kinetic sculpture in action.
Tornado 3.0 is a seven foot tall “Steampunk” style tornado vortex generator. The vortex can clearly be seen as through the large oval window built into the door. Opening the latch releases the door allowing the viewer to see the tornado with better clarity and even reach into the chamber to disrupt the airflow causing the vortex to “rope out” or disappear. Leaving the airflow alone allows the vortex to re-appear. A large lever on the side of the chamber allows you to control how much airflow actually is exhausted or re-circulated into the chamber, affecting the strength and even the shape of the vortex.