This is a Stickup!

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This is a Stickup!
2009
LEDs, copper foil, ABS pipe, motor, springs, wire, steel

This machine functions as a cross between a player piano and a scrolling marquee. Twenty one copper contacts ride along the top of a foil-rapped pipe as is slowly rotates. There is one contact for each of the twenty pixels in the display and an additional contact to “electrify” the copper foil. Whenever one of the pixel contacts is touching the foil, its corresponding pixel will light up. The pattern cut out of the foil causes the message “THIS IS A STICKUP!” to perpetually scroll across the screen from left to right.