|Description||A pneumatic tube system built from non-perforated (airtight) drainage pipe and vacuum cleaners. Being an Open Artwork, Seidenstrasse is a revision of the OCTO installation by the artist group Telekommunisten (http://telekommunisten.net/octo/, 2013). Features include decentralized mesh-style, push-preferred network with endpoints (no vacuum cleaners) and nodes (push-forward / pull on request).
Seidenstrasse has been at 30C3 and 31c3 This Years new Features: TBD
|Self-organized Sessions||create self-organized session|
|Location for self-organized sessions||No|
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|Needs network||2) normal wired||Villages describe network needs|
|Needs power||2) Village with up to 30 citizens (16A CEE 400V)|
|Power comment||we will need to power some Vacuum Cleaners, and some ramdom equipment souch as drills and soldering irons, we will also have some computers|
|Village plans||... bring some special machines, ... have any other unusual installations|
|Village constraints||We do not make party but will make some noise., We would like to have trees on our village area, We like to show the stuff we do|
|Village comments plans||Buils the Seidenstrasse Tube network|
|Likes to rent a tent||No|
|Descibing tents to rent|
|Likes to rent chairs||0|
|Likes to rent tables||0|
|Provides transport for|
|Has plans with tracks||We might try to intigrate the tracks in to the tube network as an alternative method of routing the capsules|
|Size needed||64 120|
|Has order interest||Yes|
|Planning notes||We would like to be as close to the Central "Aussichtsturm" as possible, as we will need to mount the tube to it and possibly rout it to our village, it also makes it more clear where to go if you want to learn something about the Seidenstrasse
We are planing to use the vacuum cleaners again to power the Seidenstrasse, that why we stated that we are making noise, but we are not planing on playing loud musik.
A pneumatic tube system built from non-perforated (airtight) drainage pipe and vacuum cleaners. Being an Open Artwork, Seidenstrasse is a revision of the OCTO installation by the artist group Telekommunisten (http://telekommunisten.net/octo/, 2013). Features include decentralized mesh-style, push-preferred network with endpoints (no vacuum cleaners) and nodes (push-forward / pull on request). Seidenstrasse has been at 30C3 and 31c3 This Years new Features: TBD
How to make your own capsule
ALL Capsules need to be certified BEFORE use in the system, for certification call 4451 or 4452 or TBD
Everyone who wants to participate should build their own capsules. Please post your pictures, drawings, instructions and experiences here as inspiration for others.
Important: Capsules without light will not be allowed in the system! Attach at least one LED to each capsule, so stuck capsules are visible. No exceptions!
Tube dimensions (verified by measurement): Outside diameter: 100 mm Inside diameter (the tube is corrugated): 90-92mm
Capsule properties (verified by experiment):
|Diameter||75mm||90mm||85mm||also depends on capsule's sides, if soft, thicker may be better|
|Length||100mm||220mm||180mm||too short might cause it to turn and get stuck, too long will not get around corners. (rounded and narrowed ends can be longer)|
|Weight||-10t||550g||250g||large weights need to be tested more on long tubes going up|
The ends of the capsule should be round or narrowed, so it can easily glide around bends. Take a look at how commercial capsules look like for inspiration: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rohrpostbuechse.jpg
Do NOT buy commercial capsules. They won't fit!
A capsule made by cutting a ring out of a 85mm 1.5l PET water bottle and putting the ends back together worked really well in experiments (see picture below).
At the largest diameter a ring of felt or the soft side of velcro should be applied to ease the gliding through the pipes and provide a better airtight seal between tube wall and capsule.
Capsule Ideas: Multicolor glowing capsules, capsules with e-paper displays, encrypted capsules (with puzzles or locks).