[Blabber] Engineering + Art Project

Jeff McCrum mccrum at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 27 15:40:15 EST 2012


She also didn't say she wanted it any other speed.  I think you should hold off on the score keeping until you can get a judge's ruling...

> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:24:37 -0500
> From: rendall at gmail.com
> To: rotabush at gmail.com
> CC: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org; e.kosmatopoulos at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [Blabber] Engineering + Art Project
> 
> Hold on there, fellows.  The artist did not say she wanted the art
> heart to beat as fast as the human heart. So far, Robert wins for most
> useful comment!  I'm keeping score.
> 
> 
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Gmail <rotabush at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Mimicking the rapid pace of a human heart in a larger scale could be done by inflating the sculpture with constant airflow, then wrap it with wire attached to a pulley and servo to contract the sculpture.  The wire could even be attached to the inside of the sculpture to stay out of sight.
> >
> > --
> > Sam
> >
> > On Feb 27, 2012, at 1:13 PM, Rendall <rendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Robert,
> >>
> >> The project is from an artist on the dorkbot list.  I'm looping her
> >> in, since she's not on the HackManhattan list.
> >>
> >> Esmeralda, feel free to join the list.  It's rather like dorkbot, only
> >> dorkier.  And bottier.
> >> http://hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org/listinfo/blabber
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> That's a really cool idea!  I'm guessing the blower is a standard
> >>> 120vac fan connected to a generator?  If it's DC you can regulate the
> >>> speed easily with a standard motor controller.  If AC best bet is to
> >>> have ducts that you can control with a motor controller or servo,
> >>> IMHO.  I imagine the ducting would be better since you'll need to
> >>> control each atrium and ventricle separately.
> >>>
> >>> How will you be recording the heartbeats?  There's an open source
> >>> pulse measuring system that uses an infrared LED of a specific type
> >>> used for pulse oximetry, I'll need to dig out the link for that.
> >>>
> >>> Will you want pulsing lights also?
> >>>
> >>>    Rob D
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Rendall <rendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> Esmerelda, I am forwarding this email to some people who may be
> >>>> interested in helping you.
> >>>>
> >>>>
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