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We decided that to make it as fast as possible, all of these parts needed to be controlled
through a single 12 pin jones plug. I was given the task of creating a wiring diagram that would enable
us to reach our goals and keep everything straight. What I came up with is the diagram you see on
this page (Click Here
for a full resolution PDF of the schematic.) The final design involved several jones plugs
within the machine that allowed for parts to be detached for maintanence, but they all led to
a single plug that had 6 circuts: one for sound, one for each ring of LEDs, one for the test tube,
and one for for the actor-controlled bulbs. Each circut for the LEDs had its own transformer
with a resistor to properly power the LEDs. The sound and test tube circuts were both wired
directly to their load, and the circut for the panel of bulbs was wired to four switches,
each controling one row.
The project was a challenge, and several times came very near being scrapped due to lack of time, but with some hard work and persistance it finally worked out and looked beautiful on the stage.