From Wikipedia: “A mechane (pron.: /’mɛkəniː/; Greek: μηχανή, mēkhanē) or machine was a crane used in Greek theatre, especially in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Made of wooden beams and pulley systems, the device was used to lift an actor into the air, usually representing flight. This stage machine was particularly used to bring gods ... Read More
Cumming, GA — July 24, 2013 … AutomationDirect.com has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. This week, at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia, AutomationDirect, Radio Shack, VEX and the Boy Scouts of America are ... Read More
House Theatre of Chicago’s original-script production of The Nutcracker demanded moving, changing scenery that magically transformed the set at the push of a button. AutomationDirect’s extensive line of pneumatic and electrical components helped us realize these design elements easily, elegantly, and reliably.
Thrill seekers around the world are forever looking for the next big adrenaline rush. More of them are finding that thrill through indoor skydiving, which is quickly becoming a way to satisfy the desire for excitement, and yet remove the element of danger. Indoor skydiving facilities have been in existence globally for several years. However, ... Read More
Theatrical automation is a newly emerging field of technology. Through the use of automation, the University Of Arizona School Of Theatre Arts is enhancing the overall theatrical experience. Students Nathan Cross and Phillip Toussaint are using various types of AutomationDirect equipment to automate scenery. According to Nathan, the use of motors and computer control gives ... Read More