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Ferrocious: the ferrofluid sculpture that dances to sound

A project in Baton Rouge, LA by Russell Garehan

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An interesting blend of science and art...Ferrocious is designed to move magnetic fluid to the sound and music in the world around it.
Backers: 126
Average Pledge Per Backer: $123

Funded: $15,528 of $5,000
Dates: Mar 26th -> Apr 25th (30 days)
Project By: Russell Garehan
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Latest News

Demo of the LEDs from the first stretch goal

April 24th - via:
Lights, camera, action! Well, maybe not the latter two, but at least there's lights! After a few nights of tinkering, troublehshooting,¬†hair-pulling¬† and cursing, the LED's on the prototype circuit board are up and running! They're cooler than I... (Read More)

New video and stretch goal progress

April 18th - via:
Hello kickstarters! I've been silent for the last week or so and wanted to post up all of the recent developments. I finally created a video demonstrating the simple ferrofluid display with two magnets. I think you're going to like what you see! You... (Read More)

First stretch goal reached! A quick update before the weekend.

April 5th - via:
Ladies and gentlemen, we've hit the first stretch goal, and I can't thank you enough for that! $10k was the first of two stretch goals I set. That means I've got some work to do! This weekend I'll be finishing up the circuit board design for a... (Read More)

Magnetic ferrofluid sculpture responds to sound

March 31st - via:
Artist Russell Garehan has built the modern equivalent of the dancing coke can from the 80s - a magnetic ferrofluid sculpture that responds to audio. "Ferrocious", as he's named it, combines an electromagnetic with a microphone. As it detects low-frequency loud noises (around 250hz and lower) it oscillates, causing the ferrofluid to move, a little like a lava lamp. (Read More)

This Sculpture Makes a Highly Magnetic Material Move to Your Music

March 28th - via:
Ferrofluids are liquids that become super magnetized when they're in contact with a magnetic field. Ferrocious is a ferrofluid sculpture that uses the hyper-magnetic material respond to sound, like a high-tech musical lava lamp. (Read More)

Watch A Ferrofluid Sculpture Move To The Rhythm

March 28th - via:
Though they're primarily used in speakers and hard drives, ferrofluids -- liquids that respond to a magnetic field like a solid -- also make awesome art installations. When in the presence of a magnetic field, tiny particles of metal (usually iron) suspended in oil become magnetized and move in crazy ways. (Read More)

So much has happened in this project's first 48 hours!

March 27th - via:
Not a bad start! First, thanks again to everyone who has backed this project thus far. Because of your support, we've hit the $5k minimum goal in just over 48hours. Ferrocious even landed coverage on a few websites! I have spent quite a few months... (Read More)

29% funded and International shipping has been added!

March 27th - via:
First off, thank you to all of the current backers for getting behind this project in full force! Not even 24 hours into it and we've reached 29% of the minimum goal to go into production on these. Very exciting! I originally did not allow... (Read More)

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