This is my Train Set in a Cheese box. They are 1/2 inch pieces cut out of wine cork, painted and embedded with magnets. Servo motor with a cardboard disc guides the train across the the tracks. It's a PWM circuit powered by a 555 timer. The sound comes from a Radio Shack recorder Module.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
This is my N-Scale train in a phonograph box. It runs on an Arduino and Motor shield. I put a reed sensor on the tracks, and glued a small magnet underneath the locomotive. When the train passes the over pass, the tin-can bridge closes, the locomotive slows down to a stop and whistles. The train whistle plays from a Radio Shack recorder module. The speaker is hidden inside the overpass. It creates an awesome illusion that the train is actually playing the whistle sound! I put a relay in place of the play button. The recorder is powered through the motor shield. After the train whistles, the two light posts light up in a series of patterns. the tin-can slowly opens and the school rings rings. The train begins again passing through until it reaches the reed sensor and it repeats all over. The red button can be pressed at anytime to activate the whistle.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Cups and Balls Routine is considered the oldest magic effect on record. Images of this routine were found written in stone on the great pyramids of Egypt! It's still performed by street performers, and all kinds of magicians today. These are hand sewn, and leather cut baseballs I made over the weekend. I made them in a lemon peel style. I can't tell you how difficult it is to take something flat like leather, and shape it into something round! I finally have a complete set that match!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
This is my new studio. It was an old textile factory converted into artist's loft's. I love this new space because I can finally make bigger things. These are my 2 new pieces.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
After a week of re-learning music theory I punched out some music for my organ. I built a few tools so I can measure everything to scale. It was fun seeing music made with holes on paper. The paper had to be cut exactly 5 1/2 inches wide, and the length is based on how long the song is. For every second of music, 70mm of paper is needed.