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R. ’ 24 THE FOU N DAT ION OF THE AU TOMATED LIGHT I NG I N DUSTRY Figure 2-11 The Telescan Mark 2. ” The Richardson brothers had started Morpheus as a production company after attending engineering college at Berkeley; they knew their way around electronics. After they heard about Vari-Lite, they dissected and studied the optics of several short-throw followspots. ” It was dubbed the Pana-Spot. The color change was accomplished by solenoids tripping a boom with gel colors, and the lamp source was a MARC 350 with the power supply in a separate enclosure.
21 Figure 2-9 The Vari-Lite engineering development team standing around the ﬁrst Series 100 console. They are, left to right, John Covington, Jim Bornhorst, Brooks Taylor, and Tom Walsh. Covington and Bornhorst designed the VL1 luminaire, Taylor wrote the software, and Walsh designed the digital hardware. The circuit boards were handmade by Walsh using wire wrap technology. The console communicated with the VL1 luminaires over a serial data link that Walsh and Taylor developed. Taylor wrote the software and loaded it into the console using paper punch tape from a teletype machine.
The Genesis of the Automated Lighting Industry The concept of mechanized lighting can be traced at least as far back as 1906 when Edmund Sohlberg of Kansas City, Missouri, was issued a patent for a remotecontrolled spotlight. The ﬁxture had a carbon-arc source, an electromechanical color changer, and a series of cords and pulleys that allowed an operator to remotely change the pan, tilt, and zoom by manually adjusting the cords. The idea was to locate the operator in a hidden location while the light was perched on the balcony rail, and the operator could move it at will.