[Update 06/01/04 - 22:45:59]
Calder-A has been turned into this
Alexander Calder would have enjoyed this.
After returning from my travels in Mexico and WaDC/NYC/Boston, I decided to get serious and
finish a project I'd backburnered for two years: Building the support frame for Calder-A.
The machine specs are:
- Gateway 2000 Tolstoy (Intel) Motherboard. (Part No. 4000431)
- Celeron 300A on Slotket.
- 256MB PC100 SDRAM.
- Onboard NV3T (Riva 128) AGP Video.
- Onboard Ensoniq ES1373 Audio.
- RealMagic Hollywood Plus MPEG2 Decoder Card.
- NetGear FA310TX 10/100 Ethernet Card.
- Aureal Vortex 1 Audio Card.
- Maxtor 20GB IDE Drive.
- Ricoh MP9060A (P.O.S.) 1st-Generation DVD/CD-RW Drive.
- 250W ATX Power Supply
- ~300 penny counterweight. (and counting...)
The frame specs are:
- 20 feet of 1/2" copper piping.
- nine 1/2" copper tees
- eight 1/2" copper end caps
- two 1/2" copper elbows
- 3 paint sticks (for the switchboard)
- 1 copper fastener
Oh yeah, in the right hand image above, the computer doesn't actually lean like that.
I kept everything as orthogonal as possible during the soldering process and it's just a trick of the webcam optics that produces the visual warp.