Semi-Permanent Sydney 2017

Kinetic

For Semi-Permanent Sydney 2017, I worked together with amigo & amigo on their installation 'Kinetic' which was located at the Carriageworks over the 3 days for the event. 

 

I was the programmer and electronics designer for the animations of the 200+ back mounted computer fans. I custom designed a printed circuit board (PCB) which could control up to 16 fans. In total, 16 boards were used, with the ability to connect up to 256 fans, all controlled by just two microcontrollers. All of this was completed in the short time frame of 3 weeks; from specification, to design, to implementation.  

 

I worked together with Simone from amigo & amigo to create the various wave animations which can be seen in the YouTube video.

 

PCB Back
PCB Back

FAN art BLOWS FAAAAAAAAANtastic FANcy a SPIN? all these FANS are really COOL

PCB Front
PCB Front
Populated PCB
Populated PCB
Several Populated PCBs
Several Populated PCBs
PCB with some fans connected
PCB with some fans connected
Half of the fans mounted
Half of the fans mounted
All fans mounted
All fans mounted
Finished product!
Finished product!
Fans in action
Fans in action
Fans in action
Fans in action
Fans in action
Fans in action
Back of the artwork - fans covered
Back of the artwork - fans covered