Mechatronic installation

Clones are represented as identical mechanical machines (inverted pendulums), that using human behaviors, fuzzy logic, drift to find endlessness equilibrium.

“Clones” uses two identical inverted pendulums: based in a motorized mechanical system, the pendulums are mounted with the pivot point on a cart that moves horizontally. This movement makes the pendulum swing, and once the pendulum rotates to its inverted vertical point, an algorithm takes control of the movement of the cart and tries to find equilibrium against gravity. The artist explores the expressiveness of the system, using human size heavy pendulums, capable of generating enough inertia to generate self-rotation. He also tries to humanize the system in a game of failures and successes.

Technical description
Inverted Pendulums in Epoxy Foaming, Mechanical parts, encoders, controllers, motors.

Different Ways to Infinity: Clones by Félix Luque Sánchez
Vincent Evrard: Arduino programming.
Julien Maire: Mechanical design.

Photos during the BIAN 2014 @ MAC Montreal by Gridspace

A production of "secteur arts numériques, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles"
With the support of iMAL (FabLAB)