To mark the occasion of 31,000 Kontraptionist Lab followers, I bring to you the guts of the lottery machine clock! Yes, that’s right, instead of random numbers, it tells the time.
In spite of all the speculation at the opening reception, there are no magnets, no microchips, no weights, velcro, or magic of any kind here, just good old fashioned slight of hand.
Four stepper motors drive four large Multi-Ply gears housing the display balls, and no fewer than four high power blowers supply enough air to make all of the balls dance around. A fifth blower is all it takes to launch all four of the appropriate balls in to their final display positions.
On display now at Callicoon Fine arts in the lower east side
James Hoff, Milking the Flat Cow
November 11, 2012 - January 6, 2013
124 Forsyth St. New York NY 10002
I’ve been running a GoPro waterproof housing through an autoclave today, and rather reassuringly it didn’t fall apart, deform or melt into a horrendous, smelly plastic mess. More on this soon, once the kinks are worked out.
The kitchen needs this. Immediately.
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"In 1981, Jernigan was sentenced to death for stabbing and shooting 75-year-old Edward Hale, who discovered him stealing a microwave oven. Jernigan spent 12 years in prison before his final plea for clemency was denied. His cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center."
It’s a Black & White only Leica, and you can spend £8000 for the privilege. It’s main advantage is that it shoots 1:1 pixels - there’s no faffing about with a Bayer filter on this bad boy! (link)