[Gijs Gieskes] Has a long history of making electronic art and sound installations. His Zonneliedjes (Song of the Sun) This project is undoubtedly an interesting continuation of his sound creation. Sunsongs takes the use of sunlight to make music as its set goal, and the most prominent feature is solar panels.
Although it is not clear how the photons are transformed into rhythmic impacts and random beeps, the results are quite satisfactory. We strongly suspect that the same principle of turning random garbage into BEAM robots is working, and maybe some good measures have been sprinkled on some circuit bends.One detail we can gather from the pictures of what he called a “mobile” device is the 40106 oscillator, which [Gijs] Used in previous projects.
Architectural style [Gijs] The use reminds us of the “Manhattan” architectural style favored by the amateur radio homemade community. The square copper PCB is directly glued to the back of the solar cell, and the circuit is built on them. Looking closely at the picture, we can also see what looks like a cut-off clue, which shows that a lot of experiments are performed to obtain the desired results, and we can all relate to it.
Be sure to check the video after the break, and [Gijs] website. He has been working on such projects for a long time, and we even introduced his projects 15 years ago. Thank you for your continued hacking, [Gijs]. We look forward to seeing your next thoughts!
If you are not familiar with the terms “BEAM robot” and “circuit bending” (or need to be updated), be sure to check our recently reintroduced BEAM robot and our classic “Introduction to Circuit Bending” to get acquainted.