​MkII: Wooden "Art" Ring

A project log for Silent Orchestra POV aka "Death Ring"

a wicked large interactive POV display for festivals and stuff

booleanboolean 08/21/2014 at 17:430 Comments

We needed something a little stronger, so we created a CNC version of the ring with intersecting parts, wrapped in a custom aluminum band.

This was the version we shipped out to Youtopia!. Our ring was 5x as heavy and burnt out our drive mechanism (drill). Efforts were made on-site to hack a brushless drill to power the contraption, but fell short. Festival participants could spin the wheel manually as well as interact with the colors via the Leap Motion.

This iteration utilized a drill potentiometer for speed control, it was mostly either on or off.