Motor Generated Pen

Inspired by Zimoun’s art which are abstract works mainly using DC motors, I decided to make a motor pen that draws randomly. 

Below is a piece by Zimoun:

Below is my thinking and working process:

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I sanded terminal screws from their plastic block:

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I used the terminal screws to mount a 2mm shaft to my DC motor, and connect a ready-made metal motor mount to my wooden base.

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I hot-glued a pen to my motor shaft.

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Here is a drawing my motor pen made:

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Party (play with it!)


 

Party is a project made in P5.

I used pre-recorded sound from a weekend party in the background. Once in a few seconds, a news notification about 2016 presidential election shows up on the screen, and the visual and party sound pause. The user has to click on the screen to let the party continue.