Power Dimmer and Lamp

Brant LeClercq (2001)
Power Dimmer and Lamp. CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, March.

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Abstract

Power Dimmer rotates two rotary dimmer switches under program control to vary the amount of power going to two attached 120 volt outlets. It is constructed by screwing two servo motors into two off-the-shelf dimmer switches wired to two 120 volt outlets.  Power Lamp is constructed by mounting a fan (cannibalized from an old PC) beneath a children's lamp containing a rotating light-shade. By plugging the fan and the light into the power dimmer, one can programmatically adjust the intensity of the light and the fan speed, which in turn affected the rotation of the lamp shade.

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2001-PowerDimmer-LeClercq-0.39,
AUTHOR = { Brant LeClercq },
TITLE = { Power Dimmer and Lamp },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2001 },
MONTH = { March },
}