I have always liked the modern era aesthetic due to how sleek and clean it looks. Modern architecture is often constructed out of metal or glass and is very smooth in nature. In a way it is a minimalist aesthetic because there are spaces left open and only the necessities are included in the design. There tends to be many sharp corners in furniture with most finishes being fine wood, glass, metal or marble.
As for the design, things are beginning to move forward nicely. My glass enclosure where the ferrofluid sits is almost complete, I just have commence testing to ensure that the edges are completely sealed.
Along with the glass enclosure, I have started creating the first electromagnet. It is a toroidal magnet in nature that will surround the outside of the Steelers emblem, magnetizing it when turned on. The magnet was constructed by bending a .25″ metal rod into a 11″ diameter circle and then wrapping 20 gauge wire around the extrusion. Totally underestimated how long the wrapping of the wire would take!
After finishing the construction of the electromagnet, I will take it to the itll to test it out and vary currents running through it and measuring it’s strength!