Archive for April, 2010

Bookmark: DIY record lathe

I wrote the fellow to ask if he made the platform from scratch, or whether it was some salvaged part. Here’s what he had to say:

“I’m glad you liked the videos. I made the red metal apparatus in the metal shop at my art school. It consists of a threaded steel rod and associated nut, steel dowel, angle iron, skateboard bearings, etc.”

My immediate thought was how much data I might be able to squeeze onto an acetate sheet in the form of sound. (Likely answer: not very much.)

Also, he’s from Canada, and he’s responsible for this rad thing:

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Bookmark: hand-scratched holograms