Sunday, March 27, 2011

BTW: New hot look

The machine is much more modular now. It has to be given how often it burns itself out for various reasons. Notice that the firing circuits (the boards nearest the camera with yellow and black wires coming out are now set into packs of 4 circuits (instead of a single board with all of them). Similarly, the firing computer is more detachable and can be swapped out in a few minutes if it ever burns. A 3d-printed bracket holds it in place. Finally, notice the new shielded sensors from all the gates. This helps get the signals back in the right order even when the EM noise from firing is intense.

1 comment:

  1. I like it. this optimization is a fab jump in aesthetics.