For my cooking with sound midterm I wanted to do something with additive synthesis and phase shifting oscillators. Due to the criteria of the project I need to make a sound by analog means. I have the idea of using singing bowls and motors in a enclosure to try to kill several birds with one stone so to speak.
So here is the plan…
I will make a mount for the bowls and the motors to exist in, along with a design element of the ohm symbol.
Fab lab laser cutting project… check.
Then, I will make an enclosure with a false wall to house the wiring and breadboard for the motors and LEDs.
Fab Lab enclosures … check.
P-Comp Analog Serial communication … check. (I will update with pictures of the lab that I will be using to do the serial communication with the motors later this week)
Then hopefully the motors will spin felt balls on strings in the singing bowls and make a phase-shifting dual oscillator.
Fingers crossed, Cooking with Sound MidTerm … check.
Here is my laser cutting template …
I have already made a test run of this in cardboard,
and had to make adjustments due to not having the specs of the motor mount measurements and the size of the bowls I will have access to.
This template is the template adjusted for the correct motor spindle and motor mount tolerances. I will likely update this version again when I can get my hands on both of the singing bowls later this week.
Progress on the stand for the bowls.
It looks like I am going to need rubber feet since the bowl makes contact with whatever surface the stand is resting on.
Also there was a fair amount of cardboard prototyping to get the servo motor opening right, but a little tinkering in both directions and it is finally right.
More pics to come tomorrow.
It took me a while to get back to this since I have been so busy with prepping for midterms but I have some videos to show the “finished” product of this project.
I will post some proper photos of this later this week.