March 25, 2011
January 22, 2011
January 18, 2011
Hand finishing these parts takes a very long time, the material (stainless 304) is extremely hard and wares all the tools down to nothing, however it makes good work in the brutal beijing winter, playing around with wire and tiny screws is ‘nt much fun in the cold. This series was inspired by large tool like objects i found in my dads garden shed, four in total including a ladder – that is still in the machine shop. Almost accidently used the workbench to hold something. . .
January 10, 2011
The internal space of the shipping container serves as the rear of a speaker cabinet with no opening to the outside. A total of 40 speakers were installed in the fabricated steel wall, 32 5″ drivers and 8 15″ drivers. Both the baffle section and speaker units were fabricated in mainland china that were then driven over the border to rendezvous with the shipping container. The entire project was designed without even measuring a ‘real’ container, instead relying on ISO data found online.
December 30, 2010
December 14, 2010
The black tower is very nearly done, its activated by sound – when you make a noise it goes into a mechanical spasm, the heavy chain being pulled by the large industrial solenoids switching itself on and off 8 times per second. . .the metal box underneath will be filled with sand – to stop it creeping across the floor. . .
December 10, 2010
Finally got the pedal for the doppler siren tower working, but still needs minor adjustments due to the difference between the stroke of the throttle and clutch ram. The doppler rotor has a limited effect due to the speed of the motor and strength of the gear. . .
Recently put the brace frame for electromagnetic displacement mechanism together, the electromagnets pull a sheet of steel toward them activated by sensors. The main problem is that the magnets work better with thicker material, the thicker the material the less is can bend. Once again many limitations found when working with magnets.