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I am a researcher, maker and artist who creates multidisciplinary minimalist work. I also design electronic circuits for most of my projects. Everything I make are one-offs, prototypes of experimental research. The main focus is on battery-free, non-stop moving objects. Leading is the emphasis on functionality, transparency and traceability of processes. Naturally, sustainability is paramount.

Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.
This quote plays on the idea that being simple isn’t banal, it’s elegant.

For 4 years I started my research in the field of Ultra-Low Power (ulp) pulse motors. The first project was the Donut Motor on a 3V button cell as power supply. More motors and pendulums were made in 2020 and the technique became more refined. I started projects to run my u.l.p. devices non-stop on solar energy. No battery, only a supercapacitor is used as energy buffer. Now in 2023 soil batteries are also used to feed my u.l.p. devices. The soil battery endurance test is still on the go.

Berto Aussems

This website is published by Berto Aussems, Maastricht, NL.

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Video of Quadro-pendulum and Triple pendulum installation

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