SOUL CYCLE

BODY POWERS MOTOR POWERS ALTAR POWERS SOUL

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ABOUT

Soul Cycle is a self-powered personal altar space of 42 electric candles. The candles are dynamically wired at different thresholds, resulting in waves and flickers of light. The biker listens to Aphex Twin. It's a soothing experience.

MECHANICS

Pedaling spins a motor that produces 5-10 volts. This powers a circuit of 42 electric candles housed in a wooden altar that I constructed around the bike's front basket. When the biker pedals harder, the lights burn brighter. When the biker stops pedaling, the lights turn off.  


ROLE
Concept
Art Direction
Experience Design
Interaction Design
LED Circuit Design
Fabrication

YEAR
2015

TOOLS
Laser Cutter
Woodworking Tools
Soldering Iron

MATERIALS
42 LED Candles
10-Volt Scooter Motor
Bicycle, Chain, Bike Trainer, Basket
Plywood + Balsa Wood