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LUKE JERRAM

Radiometer Installation

When science and art collide

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on some exciting and innovative projects. We have also worked on some very unusual projects one of which was brought to us by Bristol based artist, Luke Jerram.

Cubik became familiar with Luke’s work during our time at the Bristol & Bath Science Park where several of his pieces are on display. Among the artwork is a 17ft radiometer installation containing 665 individual radiometers which gently come to life as the sun moves around the building.

Luke Jerram

Following international success with several of our projects, Luke approached Cubik for help with a newly commissioned Radiometer Installation for the Chrysler Museum of Art Commissions, Virginia. Due to the placement of the installation, the new commission required several modifications to accommodate low light levels from an internal stairwell. One of the key challenges with this project was to ensure minimal visual intrusion so as not to distract from the artwork itself.

Luke Jerram

Cubik carried out multiple investigations and, with input from Luke, selected an appropriate solution. Using tiny infra-red diodes to create heat, we created a slight temperature difference that allowed the internal vanes in the individual radiometers to rotate. The solution was clever, refined, and subtle on the eye. Look at the video to see just how beautiful it is:

Development of the project was so successful that a member of the Cubik team was invited to help with the installation in Virginia to ensure that the modifications went smoothly.

Whatever stage of the development you are at, Cubik has the skill set and experience to adapt to any project, no matter how unusual. If you would like to discuss a project,  get in touch with one of our experts.

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HiETA

Adrian Schmieder of HiETA commented: “Cubik’s quick turn-around of a functioning PCB has sped the delivery of the project and enabled me to focus on areas of the project in which HiETA has expertise.  The project is a great success and produced valuable information even from its first use.  I am very impressed with the support Cubik provided me throughout the project, from initial concept through to PCB delivery.  I will not hesitate to engage with them again as future PCB projects arise.”

Inductosense

Speaking about the collaboration between Inductosense and Cubik Innovation, Founder and CTO Dr Chenghuan Zhong (Bamboo) stated: "It was great working with the knowledgeable and experienced team at Cubik Innovation. They always provide full support as well as useful and thoughtful advice to us, helping us find solutions for really difficult problems."

Aquabar

Geoff Jones, Aquabar Inventor: "It was a pleasure to work with Cubik on our project. Paul and Sam understood the concept at one meeting, and produced a solution filling the brief within two weeks which has enabled us to find a potential partner. We will certainly use Cubik for our production units later in the year, Many thanks."

Plymouth University

Paul Davey, Associate Professor (SL) Plymouth University: "If you need a prototype developed to a high standard and on time you would be hard pushed to find someone better. They have highly trained, experienced engineers who get the job done."

Clean Energy Prospector Ltd

Damon Rand, Head Product Design: "Paul and the team have really helped us speed up the turnaround on our prototypes and assure the manufacturability of our designs. If you’re designing electronics in the South-West, then Cubik is a great choice for short-run manufacturing."