Drawings

With Magnet Machine Version 2.2 assembled, we went ahead with our drawing tests.

 

Our main variables based on the specific machine set up are:

The orientation, arrangement, and number of magnets on the tray. This amount of variation is compounded by which tray is in use, since we made four different trays.

Number (0-12) of “weights” (aka masonite rings) on the bottom of the pendulum. (3″ circles with 3/4″ holes through the center)

Placement of release of the pendulum, although we didn’t formulate a method for measuring this very specifically before we began.

Other possible factors to note would be the distance between our magnet pendulum and the bed, the length of the alternate pendulum with the light, size of the hole on the light cap, etc. We let these variables stay steady for now.

The other variables that affect the drawings are unrelated to the machine, and based on a few very specific camera settings that affect the image. These are aperture, exposure time, and distance away from the machine. We photographed in a very dark room with a Panasonic Lumix  GX1. We talked about creating a structure to systematically hold the camera facing down towards the top of the box and allow for controlled adjustment to the distance, but for now, we just held the camera ourselves. This seemed like our last priority at the moment.

We started with just some quick tests of the camera settings and moving the light by hand to see what ranges seemed appropriate.

CAMERA TESTS

Variables are cataloged below each image

2016-10-10-20-18-01

Aperture: 3.5

Cap: 1/4 circle

Distance: 1 foot

 

2016-10-10-20-19-16

Aperture: 8

Cap: 1/4 circle

Distance: 1 foot

 

2016-10-10-20-20-04

Aperture: 22

Cap: 1/4″ circle

Distance: 1 foot

 

2016-10-10-20-20-29

Aperture: 22

Cap: None

Distance: 1 foot

 

2016-10-10-20-20-45

Aperture: 22

Cap: None

Distance: 1 foot

 

2016-10-10-20-21-23

Aperture: 22

Cap: None

Distance: 4 feet

 

2016-10-10-20-21-44

Aperture: 22

Cap: 1/4″ circle

Distance: 5 feet

 

2016-10-10-20-22-08

Aperture: 22

Cap: None

Distance: 5 feet

 

2016-10-10-20-22-39

Aperture: 8

Cap: 1/4″ circle

Distance: 5 feet

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

VERSION 2.1

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FINAL VERSION

Circle Tray

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Square Tray

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