lasercutting – new vs old

more wonky vids \o/

solar drawing machine in production

and in action

this is the first working prototype of the machine, with a lens carrier exquisitely crafted in book board and elastic thread 😀 the final piece will be bolted aluminium – the custom cut disks arrived today and they look the biz.

another coming adaptation is to readjust the gearing ratios so a full turn of the handle results in the required tiny incremental creep of the turntable. this should allow me to take regular “snapshots” capturing the changing qualities of the light. turning the handle at a regular rate irrespective of the strength of the sunlight should produce a trace that reveals the ebb and flow of sunlight on the machine.

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