Monthly Archives: October 2009

Incredible Musical Instrument – really Animusic!

. For all the folks who keep thinking this is an “indredible machine built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammel Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa”, you are mistaken!!! … Continue reading

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Lighting Design Guides

Over the years we’ve written a number of “how to” guides for lighting novices, students, and their advisers.  We’ve now published most of these as whitepapers up on the WindWorks Design website. . There are  some advanced topics specific to … Continue reading

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Cool Art Deco Radio: Emerson 713

Nothing special – I just like this radio design.  Emerson 713. .

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US Standard Railroad Gauge

. Not sure who is the author of the following, but it’s a good read…. . The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? … Continue reading

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“Focus Tape” – lighting video

Here’s what we are really doing up in the coves during “hang and focus”.  Performing a music video! . Ok, it’s actually a video from the San Francisco Opera (SFO) lighting/electrical staff.   And for those who don’t know, a … Continue reading

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Do you miss REAL KNOBS and DIALS?

. I miss real knobs and dials with nice smooth feelings on SW radios and stereo gear.  Not that I ever have any time to listen to FM or shortwave radio much anyway, but the lack of a hardware console … Continue reading

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