. 2006. Design & Construction: Carl Pisaturo. Materials: machined aluminum, stainless steel, brass & epoxy; LEDs, DC motors, ball bearings, custom electronics. 34" high, 26" sweep diameter.
MOTORIZED KINETIC LIGHT SCULPTURES
In dim room light, the eye sees the paths of the fast moving LEDs as colored streaks
ORBIT Machine Details:
The Basic Idea is simple...
Power for the LEDs is carried through 2 sets of slip rings, allowing brightness control from the panel
The 2 rotation speeds are controlled independently (0-25 revs/sec) allowing a wide variety of visual impressions
The Orbit machines make visible the strange patterns created by rotation on 2 orthoganal axes
When spinning fast, the Orbit machines make dramatic whooshing sounds,
LEDs reach over 100 miles per hour
Carl C Pisaturo