- RibbonType Networked Robotic Type
This kinetic sculpture plugs into the wall for power and also has an
ethernet socket (RJ45). The machine functions independently,
without being hooked up to a laptop or desktop computer, but in order
to interact with this machine and make it move, a TCP/IP network is required.
The screen name to send AOL Instant Messages to from your PDA or
phone is RIBBONTYPE. If you have a web browser on your mobile device,
also try http://188.8.131.52. The object is meant as a physical installation and not
intended for experience on the web by people connecting from drastically
remote geographies. Although, using TCP/IP for communications would suggest such intention.
Ten motorized potentiometers driven by ten dissasembled servo circuits
are controlled from one reprogrammable chip using a network coprocessor
chip to handle most of the OSI model. The ribbons are plastic.
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