By Rob Beschizza at 4:49 am Thu, Sep 18, 2008
By Sandy Smith, via Make.
I’m guessing that room is pretty… WARM.
I bet it makes a great noise, too. Dozens of different fans of varying size and speed. Whiirrrrarriirrrrarririair!
That is probably the loudest, heaviest sunset ever.
Follow the link and check it out from behind. I’m thinking that costs at least $100 a month to run.
Rob, that is a fire inspector’s worst nightmare. Spider webs of AC just begging to start a fire.
39 computers and CRT monitors running
200 watts per pair (very conservative)
39 x 200 = 7,800 watts (7.8 kW)
Average cost of electricity in US, 2008: $.11/kWh
To run it 8 hours per day, 30 days per month would cost:
8h/d x 30d x 7.8kWh x $.11/kWh = $205.92
Running it 24 hours a day would cost:
24h/d x 30d x 7.8kWh x $.11/kWh = $617.76 !!
I couldn’t find current average power cost in the UK in my limited searching. Also note that power costs vary greatly; California users have paid as much as $14.59/kWh in the last year.
Summary: Yes, loudest, heaviest, and most expensive to watch sunset ever. Also.. still awesome.
Good god, $618 a month! The Architect’s electric bill must be outrageous.
They should take a picture, and then display the picture.
If you gutted all the components you could recreate this with some CF light bulbs, plexiglass screens and opaque colored plastic.
Hell, you could probably do it with just a few large bulbs and some fiber optics and still have the same effect if you tosses a few fans in to recreate the sound.
I’m surprised the artist’s name isn’t Voytek.
Whoa whoa whoa… Californians have paid as much as $14.59/kWh?!
I mean, I’ll take your word for it, but…
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