Put simply, the Sysyphus V is a “kinetic sculpture by Bruce Shapiro looks like a Zen Garden” and uses a steel sphere to create patterns in the sand. Continue reading for an interesting video of related projects, courtesy of CoolHunting. Click here for first picture in gallery.

A magnet on an arm on a two axis plotter sites underneath the half-ton set up, and Sisyphus is making its first appearance here, at Maker Faire 2008

[via Gizmodo]