Let Your Turntables Do the Design Work For You
March 23, 2012
Feeling uninspired? Why not break out the turntables, dust off those records, and create some optically dazzling elliptical renderings? Designer Robert Howsare has paved the way with his Drawing Apparatus, a homespun automaton consisting of two record players attached with wooden arms that join together to ink fantastic designs on paper. As Arbitare explained, “according to the variable length of the arm or the speed of the chosen record, the object ‘bleeds’ different patterns.” Though its construction is decidedly analog, the apparatus functions much like an advanced rapid prototyping machine, printing complex but replicable patterns that rely on simple controlled variables such as angle and speed. While you’re at this, why not go all out and build a dream machine too?
[Photos and video courtesy the designer]