Monday, 21 April 2014

Tea driven automata

I have recently completed my third tea driven automata. I am interested in how energy used in the home can be harnessed and these automata are a way of using the energy from my cuppa.

I have long wanted to make some automata that was fuelled by my tea but it was only after a conversation with my friend Kevin Badni that it became possible as he showed me a good way to harness the energy. Very big thanks to him.

I have just uploaded three films of the tea driven automata onto Vimeo. The links are here:

Here are some photos of the three pieces. 

1. Mystic Monk who delivers a mysterious message after reading your tea bag.

2. Tea Time horse race gambling with biscuits.

3. Tea time exercise

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Derby gold

Gold cladding the recess of Holmes Bridge is complete and the LED lights are going in. These photo's were taken from last nights installation.

Huge thanks to Seb Boyesen and Simon Wilkins.

Monday, 14 April 2014

tea driven automata

I have just finished another tea driven automata. This time a mystic monk sits on a contraption placed on a tea pot and reads your tea bag. He sends you a message as your tea is brewing.

The automata is driven by the heat from the hot water of your tea.