A multi-axis motion controller is helping bring a large mechanical piece of art to life. The Sonic Plaza on the East Carolina University campus combines elements of art, architecture and technology for a colorful and ever-changing public space. At the heart of the plaza resides a clock tower with a huge multimedia "clock" called the Media Glockenspiel.
Twelve video monitors on the Glockenspeil’s circular face center around a set of 3-ft. high doors, which open four times a day. At sunrise, a large rooster sculpture pops out from behind the doors, in turn followed by brass horns at noon, a cannon figurine at sunset, and a jester at midnight. A Galil multi-axis motion controller helps move the sculptures.