drawing machines

A project by Mattias Jones | madebyjones.com

Towards the end of 2012, as part of The Festival of the Mind in Sheffield, myself and a small team of technicians, coders and mathematicians developed a drawing system and put it to work. The robots drew one line pattern solutions, the shortest line possible, derived from theories on how bees fly from flower to flower. It ended up covering three walls and the floor of a twenty foot cube in one unbroken line.

Still photography of the installation at envioustime.co.uk/index.php?/projects/project-longarm

Video editing : Elliot Holbrow
Photography : Andy Brown + Nathan Gibson
Additional photography : Shaun Bloodworth

Engineering : James Folkes
Coding and prototyping : Tom Whiston
Additional coding : Chris Godley

Technician : James Griffiths
Contact microphones created by Dave TechDiff
MAX/MSP Code for audio : Tom Whiston + James Griffiths
Prototype traktrix horn soundsystem + engineering : Danger Noise Audio

Thanks to : Vanessa, Lynette and the amazing Festival of the Mind staff festivalofthemind.group.shef.ac.uk
SasQwax and Distorted Panda for music and hardware.

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