The Tattooed Lady
Gemma Parker wanted her tattoo machine to flash and ring a bell when people used it. Some bespoke power electronics and an Arduino provide the required tech. I used a CNC to lay out the bulbs, this is one of those projects were as much time gets spent on getting the aesthetics and interaction right as the tech. I sourced vintage style bulbs and holders and a 'bell hop' desk bell for the right sound. The lights flash in sequence, speeding up when you dispense a tattoo, they then slow.
Find out more about Gemma Parker and the work here. Image by Simon Liddiard.