A little bit about Joe (Alan) Rush:

Joe studied art for 3 years in Lincoln High School, Des Moines, IA from 1969-1972. He has an Electronics Engineering degree from the National Education Center (1989). He has studied at the Krusteu studio from 1980-1995. His favorite study is the human figure and kinetic art forms (helped by his engineering degree).

Joe has a patent on a memory wire robotic and (see the kinetic art gallery).

Other interests led him to take flying lessons in 1974 and he obtained a solo certificate.

From 1974 to 1983 Joe worked on the railroad.

He developed the hovercraft motorcycle in 1995.

Art is his favorite study and his engineering study has led him to create several inventions.

Joe is now retired at the age of 60

Jan. 2009 update:

A charged battery does not freeze, even if the driver does!

Joe's electric golf kart  in winter time.



Bio posted October 2007

One of Joe's first projects.

At the age of 8, Joe began to work with lasers and developed a mirror box with two way mirrors. This picture is of the original project.


Magnetic Levitation Vehicle

Wind Car      

Robotic Hand

This is a picture on the orginal hand that was made in 1989, while in College It was made before CD,s were out, the real tape on VCR has been lost. All I have left of the original is this picture of it.

The device has been patented and the patent number is 5,647,723.

Joe has been painting for years. His gallery of portraits and still lifes can be seen on the front page of this website. Here is the portrait Joe's did in 2015 of his mother who passed away in 2012:

Special thanks to Jen Wilson for donating the oil paints and canvas for this picture. 


Here is a robotics project Joe worked on in the late 1980s with the OMNI Bot 2000 robot:

The OMNI Bot is controlled with this 45 channel interface. It operates with a DOS machine using GW-Basic programming language. The computer is connected to a Covox machine capable of voice output and it can respond to voice commands. It can carry on a voice conversation.

Joe's description:

"The voice recognition is was it had verbal commands like forward it would move forward or stop it would stop. As far a cascaded decodes each decoder is a 4 to 16  they a hook up so they can have 16 to the remaining  per chip it has the ability to have as much as 256 outputs. 

The parallel port or printer port as 16 output the first four pin control the other four where the each have 16 outputs

The things is one chip chose which  chip is on it has 16 choices and each chip has 16 out puts it controls the ground on the chips to so you can pick the chip you prefer they have and address for each of the 16 chips and each chip has 16 outputs. which can control 256 outputs."


Contact Joe Alan Rush using joe@joealanrush.com