Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Joule Thief and more

Finished another joule thief project,the last few days I'm busy looking at some of my unfinished builds.I'll try to at least complete some of them,most will be used for lighting projects I think.
More news:Queen Wilhelmina's Theremin was featured on Instructables and earned me a 3 month pro-membership,the third Instructable I wrote to do so.
I've been trying to drive a servo with a 555 circuit,but it is not really working to well.So I will probably hack the servo's I have and use them for direct drive.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Works in progress...

I have plenty of works in progress,all seem have to do with lighting:there about 5 lamps that I'm working on.Some of them will have Joule Thief circuits.
Lately I'm very interested in magic lanterns,so it will come as no surprise that I'll be making one or more.Maybe one of them will be for the Make it glow contest on Instructables.com.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Queen Wilhelmina's Light Theremin

I finally finished my project for the Instructables DIY Audio contest which can be seen here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Queen-Wilhelminas-Light-Theremin/

And here is a video of how it sounds:




Sunday, October 21, 2012

Acrylic Joule Thief



This is a Joule Thief I've finished a while back.It uses the common JT circuit with a green LED.

AllSaints Spitalfields clothing store Chicago

I'm not very keen on going shopping for clothes but if there's one store I'll voluntarily go to it's AllSaints Spitalfields on Chicago's North Michigan Avenue.
Not for the clothes but for all the great machines they there.
All related to the making of clothes of course.
You are greeted by a display of hundreds of sewing machines and in the shop itself many,bigger,machines are scattered.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Artists that I admire :Bella Feldman

"Stinger"

"Locust"

"Antenna"
While staying in Palm Springs I visited the art museum there and had a first look at the art of Bella Feldman.Three pieces from her series "War toys redux" are on display.These are made with glass and metal
Her site can be visited here