Let's Roll !
||The box is made from 1/4"
masonite, approximately 9" x 9" x 16". Light is passed through a
rotating wheel of colored theatrical lighting gel strips. reflected out of the box opening
off of a rotating disk covered with a number of curved mirror pieces from a smashed,
old-style automobile headlight. The adjustable magnifying glass allows an area
within the pattern to be skewed.
creates a constantly moving, color and shape changing pattern on whatever it is aimed
||Shown is the box
without the top, the mirror wheel, color wheel, the top pieces and the magnifying glass
|This box is
compartmentalized. On the far right, that end of the box houses the 120v socket for
the computer power cord to attach to the device, an on/off switch and a 1 rpm electric
motor near the bottom.
lamp is a 150w floodlight. There is a screen vent in the bottom and an exhaust fan
mounted on the back panel.
A drive shaft from the motor runs
through to the middle divider where there is a pulley that turns the color wheel.
The color wheel is held in place by
sliding screen door roller pulleys on the other three corners, with spring action.
In the third compartment is an
angled bracket that pivots on the screw connecting it to the box. There is a 1 rpm
electric motor on the other end of the bracket, to which the mirror wheel is attached.
The slotted magnifying glass
bracket is bolted to the side of the box with a wing nut and washer so as to be very
© Copyright Sam
Martin - All rights reserved.
Last updated May 11, 2012