The space is starting to get filled with exhibits. This is about 1/5th of the space.
Our exhibit will be hanging in the area Bruce is walking towards.
Bruce at the base of the exhibit.
2,000 feet of tubing!
Alan blowing on a tube.
Bruce the artist (Maroon shirt) and Jeff with the upper tank and 96 nipples installed.
Jeff installing the rough-length tubes.
Tubes go on the upper tank first.
The tubes get cut to a rough length.
Nice tube cutter.
Lots of work.
All the tubes installed.
We used a battery powered screwdriver with a socket.
96 hose clamps.
Bruce installing the pneumatic solenoids.
Jeff just getting started on the tuning rods. Looks like 1 is done so far.
Jeff starting on the tuning rods.
The floor is pretty uncomfortable.
Piles of tuning rods partly assembled.
One more done.
Ahhhh, Working on a table is better.
All the tuning rods assembled into the base.
Solenoids are attached.
Getting the rods tight.
Lots of metal. Do you ever see Bruce doing anything but standing around?
Installing the tuning rods.
These move up and down to stretch the tubes.
They've got to be tight to the angle-structure.
We should really have open-end wrenches for this.
Adding the slop tray.
First bubble injector tube.
Looks like most of the injectors connected.
Adding the air supply manifold.
Adding the pneumatic manifold. Nice job holding that coffee Bruce!
We were on the other side of these portholes.
Bruce entertaining visitors.
Sean from the centre on the lift. Bruce wants to be up their too.
You want me to drill a hole HERE?
Mysterious valve 20 feet up the wall.
Ready to hang the tank and tubes.
Bruce gets his harness on.
This gives you an idea of the scale of the project.
These straps ought to hold....
The tank is held up by straps temporarily.
Way the heck in the air.
Sean installing a steel cable.
Software development in a suitcase.
Linux laptop, Linux solid-atate PC and wireless gear.
The beginning of the CamStation PC
Starting to make the wiring harness.
The forceps came in real handy.
There's a bright blue LED on there also.
Of course I needed to make a schematic.
Part of the 96-wide wiring harness for the pneumatic valves.
I HATE that crimper now.
Bruce wanted to replacve all the black wire ties with white ones when I was all done. RIGHT!
First 8 (of 96!) completed.
More to go....
Document everything fully.
Tools, tools, tools.
Dr. Solder at the surgery table.
96 solenoids to connect (on the wall)... 96 solenoids to connect!!! Take one dawn, pass it around, 95 solenoids to connect on the wall.
Bruce returns from sanding.
Adding the lower unit.
The tubes go through a tuning plate.
Nothing gets done fast when there are 96 of everything.
Bruce is cranking away.
Jeff has his not-so-bright shirt on.
Who thought 96 would be a good idea?
The tuning plate and injector.
By this time, the lower unit is floating on the tubes.
Bruce acting like a car mechanic.
Now the lower structure is bolted to the floor.
Jeff adcting like a custodian.
Bruce and Sean testing out the oil pump.
Pumping in 25 gallons of oil.
It took something like 90 minutes to pump in all the oil.
Tubes starting to fill
Getting the bubble-controller computer and wireless tested.
Deciding how it's all going to fit together.
Lets put in a fuse, just for fun OK? Working on plumbing just brings out the plumber's crack in everyone!
After Sean drilled and tapped dozens of holes for us.
The back of the lower tube structure. Looking good.
Just before the plexiglas panel went on.
Solid statte PC running Linux.
Wireless router, solenoid driver board, air pressure switch, air pressure regulator and a power switch.
Nice rows of bubbles. Do you see the dead valve?
rows of 96
Tuning software with 96 sets of coefficients.
CamStation software development.
Maybe pretending it's an Ouiga board will help.
Jeff says It's not often you see a guty using 4 monitors.
Camera station with some pictures of Alan.
Fuzzy Linux PC.
Better lighting helps.
It's hard to get the camera to take a nige photo of this.
One of the lower-quality images.
It's THIS wide!
And THIS tall.
THis one is hard to recognize. Image from the second-floor railing.
Looking at the back from the second floor.
A not-very-good image of me.
Lighting is too bright right now.
We need to get the construction lights turned off.