Posts Tagged ‘electronics’

Talismachine Draft

By Joshua Madara on November 9, 2011 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

Here is a proof-of-concept draft I made last night, for the talismachines. The print was designed in Inkscape and laser-printed onto cotton letterhead, then hand-painted over with Bare electrically conductive paint. It includes a coin-cell battery, on-off switch, and white LED from the LilyPad Arduino family. The inverted triangle in the upper-right is an alchemical symbol for blood, and contains a drop of (my) blood.

Talismachine Draft 2

The magical purpose of the talisman is to give “great knowledge and wisdom in mechanical arts,” and it features the sigil of the Goetic demon Barbas (or Marbas). It shows also the hammer and anvil of Tubal Cain, and a classical symbol for fire indicating Hephaestus/Vulcan. Its practical purpose is to experiment with the media. The proper talismachines will be screen-printed on parchment or canvas, and will include a LilyPad microcontroller for more interesting interactions. I may need to run conductive thread behind the parchment, because the Bare Paint rapidly increases its resistance over the lines.

Talismachine Draft 5

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Bare Conductive Paint Has Launched!!

By Joshua Madara on September 22, 2011 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , , | No Comments

Related articles: Conductive Sigils

Bare Conductive creates electrically conductive paint (Bare Paint) and body paint (Bare Skin). I first wrote about BC in 2009, and have been waiting since then for it to become available, which it now has—well, sort of. Bare Paint is available now, and Bare Skin is scheduled to go on sale at the end of the October (according to their website).

This opens up a vast dimension of possibilities for magic sigils and art that interact with electronic components and system.

Electrical Properties of Alchemical Metals

By Joshua Madara on June 19, 2011 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , | 1 Comment

A table of electrical conductivity and resistivity values for the seven planetary metals of alchemy:

Planet Metal Conductivity (10.E6 Siemens/m) Resistivity (10.E-8 Ohms/m)
Sun Gold 44,2 2,3
Moon Silver 62,1 1,6
Venus Copper 58,5 1,7
Mars Iron 10,1 9,9
Jupiter Tin 8,7 11,5
Mercury Mercury 1,1 90,9
Saturn Lead 4,7 21,3

Source of electrical conductivity and resistivity values.

Doctor Who PCB Medals

By Joshua Madara on June 9, 2011 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , , | No Comments

These are like the PCB sigils I wrote about, last year, and the PCB talismans being created for the Electronomicon, but are cut to be worn around the neck or carried in a pocket.

original article (also on Make)

Doctor Who PCB Artwork

Electronomicon Preview 1

By Joshua Madara on May 17, 2011 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments

Here is the first in a series of previews of the Electronomicon that I will be presenting at this year’s Esoteric Book Conference. Click the image to view it full-size in a light box.

Electronomicon Plan

Tickets to the conference are still available, and the art show and book fair are free to the public, so even if you are not ticketed, please feel free to come by and see me and the other artists there.