Caged Pulse Jets is an interactive, kinetic sound sculpture. The caged birds are five spinning pulse jet engines of various sizes that create a range of percussive and droning tones. Through a completely interactive interface, the public can create sound compositions ranging from the symphonic to the cacophonous while they are held captive by the fiery jets spinning by their own thrust.

August 12, 2010

First Test!

Well, we busted a move and finally got all the components together to have our first test of the jets inside the cage.
Four out of five worked well- the smallest one is a bit cranky but we will get it going for the second test tomorrow. Thank you to all volunteers that came out and helped last night!
The jet in the movie started vibrating too much and slammed into the supports holding it to the cage- luckily it did little damage to the jet. We will be cutting the jet arms a bit shorter and fine tuning the counterweights tomorrow to help with this problem. They sure spin fast, and together it's going to be a crazy ruckus in there.
enjoy the movie- more after test #2...

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