|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 12-01-2012 08:29 PM||972 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Radiometers have always fascinated me. There is something magic about the light and dark colored vanes spinning uselessly in a vacuum, powered by the energy of light. From childhood on, any number of them have been bought, broken, and lost. Then! Years later, I found a expensive, hand-blown radiometer in an upscale gift shop. I reverted to age 10 and my inner-child screamed, “Daaaady, Buy it, Buy it!”
So what do you do with an expensive, high-dollar radiometer? Well, duh. You turn out a walnut base. Then, you put it on a pedestal like any worship-worthy object, take it to work, and put it on your desk. It becomes a conversation starter, “What makes that thing spin? Where are the batteries? ” And it is a constant reminder that much of the work of an organization is useless spinning.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.