I’ve Got Two Turn Tables and a Felt Pen. Wait, What?
By Joshua Schnell
Turntables are usually used to make music. But Robert Howsare looked at two turntables he had lying around his house, and decided to do something a bit different.
Howsare, a printmaking MFA student at Ohio University, put together this contraption using two turntables, a couple of pieces of wood, some screws, a few records, a sharpie and a clothespin. The total cost was less than $50. The result is a machine that can produce spirograph-type sketches. The size and shape of each drawing is determined by the speed of the two turntables.
The device can make some pretty neat looking images — as an added bonus, its hypnotic motion will leave you feeling relaxed. Check out the device in action in the video below.