Federation Bells rebuild continues to exceed expectations.
Installation, Musical Instrument, Instrument
After two years of design, simplification, redesign and adaptation my team came up with an elegant simple and as it turns out, super reliable solution to a problem made complex by the environmental and artistic challenges inherent in a large remote public musical instrument.
How do you build a long lasting, cheap motor that can drive anything from a 1 Tonne bell to a 1 Kg bell, from 0-50 degrees C, upside -down, with a really short stroke, low power usage, repeatability, and >10 million cycle design life? And that's just a start of what this system does.
Since completion the system has rung more than 30 million times, each ring is logged, and the overall instrument is assessed daily, automatically, at 5 am.
Current development includes a retrofit LED theatrical lighting system that generates a programmable, changing lighting script that follows the music, and an interactive component that is due for delivery late 2014.
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, Musical Instrument
, Public Artwork