Phaeno installation

We arrived in Wolfsburg on Friday morning, via train from Hanover.  The station is just a minute's walk from Phaeno, and we were soon unpacking our equipment.  The previously shipped mechanism looked intact, and after disassembly, some Loctite on fasteners and reassembly, it checked out OK under power (relief!).  The cut aluminum plates of the furniture were delivered that afternoon, and looked good-- but had a few (36) holes missing.  There was no way to get these drilled and tapped over the weekend-- and no way to get Sisyphus going without them-- so the next morning we went down to the Phaeno shop and did it ourselves. (Thank you, Hans, for showing us where everything we needed was and letting us use your shop!)  After that, it wasn't long before Micah and I had things come together:

 hoop assembled and mesh tensioned

hoop assembled and mesh tensioned

 finalizing wiring and electronics

finalizing wiring and electronics

 First run!

First run!

We'll be testing and tweaking throughout the week, prior to the opening of the exhibition on Saturday.

 view of Phaeno from our hotel roof

view of Phaeno from our hotel roof