Archive for the ‘Mechanisms and Things That Move’ Category

Come To Maker Faire!!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Yes? Yes!

Maker Days at NYSCI: Gearing Up for the Circus

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

ITP Spring 2009 Show Reference

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Here are some online references to the Spring show that include my Zoetrope!

Link: Makezine photosLink: Nelson Lau’s photos

And while we’re at it, a reference to the video installation Patrick Grizzard and I did for the Winter Show:

Zoetrope a la Disco

Saturday, May 16th, 2009


Monday, April 20th, 2009

Zoetrope from teknevision on Vimeo.

Mechanisms: Midterm: Zoetrope

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

For the Mechanisms midterm, I created a zoetrope that used a motor to rotate it. I wanted to make a working model of an idea I have for the final. One idea I had was to use a servo motor to make the zoetrope just go back and forth instead of all the way around. I was thinking to integrate a sensor, but decided against it after coming into some problems.

I finally decided on using an AC driven motor from a small single speed fan. The fan was already wired and had a switch. Unfortunately, as I was soldering extensions for both the switch and plug – I melted TWO switches. I know non-lead solder is safer, but man is it harder to work with.

I was also able to find a wooden bowl and lazy Susan that fit perfectly together.

Mechanisms: Gutting It (Hacking Day)

Monday, March 16th, 2009

5 March 2009

We had to bring in some electronic device that we could take apart. I have an old Hi-8 camera I found on the junk shelf, so I figured it would be good to hack. A camcoder is crazy complex inside. It wasn’t that simple to take apart and the tape mechanism stayed completely shut through all the dismantling. I can’t imagine losing the power and having an important tape stuck in there. There’s definitely no putting this thing back together.

Mechanisms: Mouse Trap Race Car!!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Mouse Trap Race Car from teknevision on Vimeo.

The Mouse Trap Race Car Elie and I made for Mechanisms. This is the unofficial race after class was over and this time ours won!

Mechanisms: Egg Cracker a la Rube Goldberg

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Our Version of a Rube Goldberg (Runthrough) from teknevision on Vimeo.

Mike gives a runthrough of our Rube Goldberg-ish machine.

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