Beckoned Forth, To and Fro. 2016. Electronics, Laser, Phosphorescent paint, Motors, Custom software, Acrylic, 3D printed plastic, Hardware.
Part of a series of machines that exist in the space between mathematic precision and human frailty, they do their best within their limits to execute algorithmic drawings by passing the point of a laser over a phosphorescent surface. They use the computing power of an Arduino microcontroller to calculate the programmed coordinates and send the laser to that point. This process repeats several times a second. Due to limitations in the software and hardware, the physical output of these machines varies with each repetition.