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James Nolan Gandy’s Drawing Machines #ArtTuesday

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From James Nolan Gandy via ufunk:

Harmonograph

The harmonograph is a machine that uses pendulums and gimbals to draw visual representations of musical harmony. Changing the ratio by adjusting the weights creates a variety of geometric patterns.

Mechanical Drawing Machine

Mechanical drawing machines produce visual representations of harmony. Complex geometric drawings are made through the use of pulleys, gears and epicyclic motion. These instruments demonstrate the harmonious union of engineering, physics, music and art.

Read more about the Harmonograph and the Mechanical Drawing Machine, check out James Nolan Gandy’s blog, and see more on Instagram


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