Fabrication

Fabrication - Week 6: Mounting Motors

TITLE: Ink Record

DATE: October 2016

INSTRUCTORS: Ben Light

COLLABORATORS: N/A

INSPIRATION

It was intuitive to think of a turning table or a gramophone when we were asked to make something out of a motor. My inspiration came from MOQN and JungMin Moon’s  work VOID, which reminded me of the <No. 5, 1948>. The ink here had its own characters and value. Instead of the appearance of color, I plan to explore the sound of ink, building a connection between the color and the sound, using the motor to make a gramophone and playing the color as a record disk.

I used the RGB sensor to sense the color. Once the microcontroller received the change of RGB variables, it would send data to P5.js to play the sound varied from different colors.

Time was limited, I only found one perfect sound for all color with the license, the sound of the water dropping, enjoy.

 

RAW MATERIALS AND TOOLS

Sketch tool box, motor, RGB sensor, potentiometer, knob: I already owned them

  • Acrylic: the opaque matte white one was more elegant than the normal one
  • color ink: I bought them from amazon
  • glass plate and bowl: I stole them from the ITP kitchen(I would return after I wish them)

 

THE PROCESS

 

FINAL WORK

 

CONCLUSION

Thanks, Ben. You lead me to a new world of fabrication!