Last Three

July 14th, 2015

The last three dioramas were completed in the past week.

Seven out of Ten

June 30th, 2015

Diorama 02
Documentation of seven of the ten dioramas, Some Useful Values, part of collaborative exhibition, A World of Things. Final adjustments and finishes are to be made to these works.

Some completed boxes

June 20th, 2015

The final version of some of the boxes came together after a lot of testing and iterations.


June 2nd, 2015

Diorama07: 10 to the power of 3, length of R.M.S Titanic (269.06 m), wavelength of radio waves (300m, 1MHz)

Progress: more tests and models

June 2nd, 2015

More parts arrived in the mail so onwards with more tests and model-building.

Wiring and board mounting

June 1st, 2015

This post documents how an Arduino is wired and mounted to a diorama box (100 x 110 x 110 mm3) and how an uOLED screen is wired and mounted to a box of the same dimension while connected to the components at the front of the diorama.

Two (near) working models

June 1st, 2015

Two (near) working models of diorama03: 10 to the power of -6 (Diameter of human blood corpuscle, 7.5 x 10-6) and diorama09: 10 to the power of 6 (Moon’s radius: 1.7 x 106, Earth’s radius: 6 x 106) and 10 to the power of 8 (Earth-Moon distance: 4 x 108).

Motors and the Rainbow Room

May 24th, 2015

This post relates to the workings of the ‘spectrum of the visible light’ diorama. I want to show the visible light spectrum by staging Newton’s prism experiment. This is probably not an easy thing to do at the best of time, but a few factors are working against me.


May 24th, 2015

Another physical issue to work out is the wiring which will mainly be concealed. The hard cardboard boxes I use have a recess area around 7mm at the back which is enough to hold the wires. The folding on the back allows a power cable to come out.

Lighting tests

May 23rd, 2015

One of the historical references I am working with is the maquette theatre–miniature models for stage set design. Lighting is very important in these set designs and I imagine this is equally so for my dioramas. I am mainly working with LEDS. I do have some old fashion 2.5V and 12V tungsten bulbs but I fear these will generate too much heat. The uOLED screens may also be used to light a few of the dioramas.

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