ARTIST: Toby Paddock
TITLE: IMUF_008 - Impractical Methods for Unneeded Functions
#8 aka 4x4x4 Little
MATERIALS: Neon lamps, resistors, capacitors, wire, solder,
DIMENSIONS: 15" x 15"
Little blinky neons. They were more common 50 years ago
and new technology 100 years ago. At the center of a diamond
shaped wire frame is a 4x4x4 grid of fast blinking mini neon
bulbs. Power to the grid flows through 16 very slow blinking
neons which provide "wobbularity" to the grid blink
pattern. The patterns are lightly chaotic: not pre-programmed,
but not quite random. Very very simple circuits. Neon gas is
the only active circuit element and generates the timing, switching,
and light. No circuit boards, microprocessors, logic, programming,
silicon, or solid state anything.
Toby Paddock is an amateur electronics & sound tinkerer,
odd controllers for analog music synthesizers enthusiast, blinky
light watcher, and field recordist. Enjoys connecting things
to other things. Can not play even one song on any instrument.
tpaddock AT seanet.com