After days of dancing, testing and occasionally playing all of a sudden the blue chute stopped working. Just at the end of the day one of the motors got a glitch, a very strange one. The controller still communicated with the main computer and everything seemed fine, but the motor acted very strange, it turned […]
Today the photographer is shooting pictures for the postcards that will have an introduction and step by step explanation for the installation. There is a closing timeframe as we need 2000 postcards by Tuesday. The pictures are looking great!
Yesterday we had Emmi and Goda testing the installation and giving us great feedback. This morging we’ve been altering some interactions and we’re getting ready to introduce three new testers to the installation.
Monday was a busy and tough day, but we did it! The three chutes are hanging in Dokzaal and they look amazing! more info soon! Click here to watch the timelapse video
The motors that move the chutes are small but rather strong. At 12 Volts they pull around one or two Amps when they are mounted to a chute. During the first test with the motor controllers, we discovered that when a motor is suddenly turned the opposite way, a reversed current arises. Using an ordinary […]
Today we’ve finished the floor! Well… almost. The platform was build by Joris Ringers. We put the velostat sensors on it and tested them if the signal was good enough to sense by an arduino. The floor measures 2 by 2 meters. It is made from 1 square meter wooden tiles. On top there will be the 0,50 by […]
Today we’ve tested the red/white chute again. This time with the right fans; two 35cm diameter fans and one 45 cm diameter fan. The airflow is much stronger from the bigger fan since the motor is 40 watts stronger. With that in mind, we positioned the bigger fan further away from the chute. By placing […]
The last couple of days we’ve been testing our motors more intensely. The metalworker Peter delivered a very nice job: a slim but sturdy housing for the motor that will move the big chute. As soon as we got it in our hands, we suspended it with a chute and watched with wonder how the fabric reacted […]
Some of you might know Velostat. The electrically conductive packaging plastic for circuits and computer components. Nowadays it’s often used as a sensor material. When you connect two leads from the plastic to an analogue port of a microcontroller, you can sense if there is pressure on the material. We’ve been trying different ways of […]