For his art project Drawing Apparatus, Robert Howsare hacked together a pair of turntables to sketch intriguing geometric patterns.
The printmaking MFA student at Ohio University built the device for less than $50, and the result are drawings that resemble old Spirograph images. Howsare said the turntables came from two separate yard sales. With variable pitch control, he was able to change the size and shape of the figures. The video below has the left turntable playing at 33 rpm while the right one moves at about 45 rpm, Wired reports.
Mesmerizing indeed. Watch the video below to see the record players work in tandem.