There are the final images for today’s installation! What a day to end Interactive Spaces! I would definitely can imagine this going to a gallery and hang it on a wall and hide those wires behind those walls! Is this taken at ADM? Nope it is not.
The solenoid works!
Definitely can do better with the wires organisation.
Oh look the wires are gone!
Going to edit the videos and post it on the next post!
Getting it powered by Arduino’s 5v is not good enough. Solenoid needs more impact so we decide to go with 12v’s Solenoid that can be found at Sim Lim Tower for a cost of $8.90. At the 3rd Level. Followed a tutorial online on how to program a solenoid and it works as well. But the part is, i would need a longer transistor.
I also bought a 6V solenoid to test things out but it seems a 12V solenoid would work better. Hence, I bought a 12V transformer/power supply as well.
I foresee that I would need to spend some time on the codes as well if I were to link it with Arduino.
Yesterday I bought some brackets to try to fix it with the solenoid.
Today I managed to complete the task.
I tried 2 different spot on the helmet to secure my solenoid to, at the top and at the back.
The top one is fine but it is difficult to mount the bracket as there is not even surface as shown. Hence it was hard to get it straight and thus I failed to make it straight.
However, placing it at the back was so much easier and it actually is better because I plan to hang the helmet anyway. I also decided to drill a hole in order to let the wire run inside of the helmet.
I fastened the solenoid to the bracket with 2 small black cable ties. It worked really well actually.
As you can see on the inside of the helmet, the wires are inside and this will make the installation look cleaner.
9 Helmets to go!
Time is a beautiful thing. Time is invisible but yet we make it tangible, on a analog clock, or digitally.
Time is weird, time is useless. We do not need to be told what time it is now. Time is inside us, time is man-made.
Time is a representation, time is irrelevant. Me doing some time on the internet is a waste of time.