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A water jet example

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Here’s a video captured by Pepe of a fountain he saw in Aix-en-Provence whose water jets respond in a similar manner to the way I imagine the jets of the EMF responding to detetced EM signals:

Lovely!

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June 11, 2008 at 9:19 pm

MIT’s Bellagio Fountain

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Here is a link to a MIT musical fountain project, La Fontaine Du Campus Est, by Zack Anderson and friends.

….. La Fontaine Du Campus Est (The Fountain of East Campus) is a computer-controlled, servo-actuated, LED and halogen-lit, sump-pump powered water fountain. It features five streams of water that can each be individually controlled (on/off) as well as pivoted (90 degrees of freedom). Each stream of water is lit by a halogen light. The perimeter of the fountain has RGB triplets that can perform various animations. The fountain and water are also illuminated by eight Luxeon LEDs. The entire system is controlled by a PC that sequences through a choreographed file called a ShowFile. Three circuit boards act as an interface between the fountain and the computer: a valve control board, an LED control board, and a servo control board. All but the last were custom built for La Fontaine Du Campus Est…..

The site gives a great description of how he and his team built it, including video documentation of some of the processes and techniques, as well as the fountain in action. All schematics and source codes are also available for download. Lovely!

Not exactly how I imagine the Electromagnetic Fountain, but the spirit is definitely there. I just can’t help embedding the fountain in action:

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March 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Amplitude modulation explained

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Here’s a tutorial from Radioteacher explaining Amplitude Modulation:

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March 23, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Frequency modulation explained

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Here’s a tutorial video by Radioteacher explaining Frequency Modulation:

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March 23, 2008 at 7:41 pm

EMF Prototype movie

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Here’s a link to a movie (36 mb mpeg4) of the first very simple prototype demo of the EMF filmed by Per Platou in August 2007 at Old Bitch Bay, Southern Norway. Using a kiddie’s paddling pool, lanbox, DMX dimmer, water pump, sniffer and max/msp patch.

EMFprototype

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December 25, 2007 at 4:58 pm