The Wed-o-matic.
Wedding cake, 6000 volts

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3 Comments

  1. Tobie Kingsley
    October 8, 2011

    Hi there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  2. Brooke
    October 8, 2011

    Very good post! I am also going to create a blog post in regards to this… cheers

  3. admin
    October 8, 2011

    Hi,

    Thanks. I ended up purchasing some themes mostly because I couldn’t find a free one I liked and understood how to change. The advantage of buying a theme is that you can get immediate help. I used ThemeTrust. I also did some custom CSS to change the theme to suit my needs.

Wedding Cake, 6,000 Volts

  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Technology/Intervention

We decided to take the idea of a wedding cake and wedding cake "toppers" to a new, artsy, absurd level and to use the cake as an opportunity to make a collaborative art work. To symbolize our common interest in all things mechanical and electrical, the cake was embedded with a sparking Jacob's Ladder made from a re-used 6,000 Volt neon sign transformer. The cakes rotated on geared, motorized platforms and every time the two dolls' hands would touch, a firey spark would appear between them.

Make Magazine, Feb. 2007, →

Video clip of the 6000 Volt wedding cake machine: The WED-O-MATIC (13mb) →