Herald (doorbell 1974)

(Collection of Judith Lebeau and Bill Cox)


Flow Chart

Audio Diagram


Speaker and Flags

Flags and Arms

The commission for Herald included my requirement that it respond to some aspect of its environment. The collectors suggested that it perform as a doorbell.   Ultimately it included not only a sound event but also events of light and motion.  The idea was that when the doorbell button was pressed, Herald would perform a sequence those events.  The sequence of events depend on the configuration of the pluggable cables in the switch board.

Lights and  Plug Switch Board

30 second studio video of herald in in progress