The Electromagnetic Fountain

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More photos from Article 08

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EMF on TV

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HC has requested more detailed video. Sorry HC, I still haven’t had time to check out my own video, but in the meantime, here’s a short extract that was shown on NRK Rogaland TV:

http://www.testingtesting.org/movies/EMF_NRK_Rogtv.mov

Written by ajsteggell

November 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm

EMF at night (movie)

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By request from HC, and until I’ve checked out my camcorder recordings, here’s a movie of the EMF in Stavanger that I took with my cell phone at night ……..

Written by ajsteggell

November 18, 2008 at 6:41 pm

EMF – reality bytes

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As mentioned before, co-ordinating this project in relation to equipment and budget through the summer break has been a bit chaotic since my last meeting with ROM3 and NLI. Working through the budget thoroughly proved that the previous design was too ambitious. The fountain design has been reverted to my original idea for a prototype for the Electromagnetic Fountain – to use 5 jets in a pentagon design with a larger jet in the centre. So the changes from the 03 version are:

5 jets with controllable valves instead of 15
2 variable speed water pumps instead of 5
8 RGB LED lights instead of 18
2 RGB controllers instead of 4
LANBOX LCX instead of LCE
Use the digital outputs on the Lanbox instead of Milford DMX relay/switch box to control the water/solenoid valves, with a custom made switch/relay box.

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Written by ajsteggell

August 9, 2008 at 11:21 am

Control scheme revised

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The time has almost come for ordering the parts for, and construction of the Electromagnetic Fountain. The summer break has put a nervous edge on the project. It has been difficult to contact people and keep the project flow going. The main hick-up (at least at present) has been to decide on how, and with what to light the fountain. The eventual solution is to use LED lights and DMX controllable RGB controllers manufactured by Wibre and sold by an Oslo-based company called Illuminator AS. After many communications with Svein Kjetil at NLI, and a long meeting with petter at Illuminator AS it became obvious that any ambitions to individually control 18 industrial RGB colour changing LED lights was economically impossible. So a new idea evolved during our meeting:

Each manifold with 5 jets should have 5 colour changing 3×1 LED lights.
The central jet should have 3 colour changing 3×1 LED lights.
Each set of lights (3 manifolds sets, 1 central jet set) has its own controller.

If this solution puts too much strain on the budget, then the only solution I can think of is that the number of water jets will have to be reduced. There is no point in having a poorly lit fountain.

Other changes to the scheme:

LANBOX LCX replaced with LANBOX LCE mini DMX controller.
USB connection to mac replaced with ethernet connection
x2 Milford Electronics DMX relay boxes for the soleniod valves of the water jets.

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Sniffing in Stavanger – Little EMV sniffer

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This EMV sniffer was put together by Erich Berger and Martin Howse during the Maxwell City Workshop I took part in at Atelier Nord in 2007. It is based on kit components that can be purchased here.

Sniffing in Stavanger – Zap Checker

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Here’s a video of the Zap Checker detector in action where the Electromagnetic Fountain is planned to stand.

Frequency range: covers 1 MHz to 8 GHz.
Output: Audio Jack and needle display.
Antenna: Internal
Calibration: Can be calibrated for different signal ranges and for digital and analog signals.