Boca Bearings

Boca Bearings presents one of this year’s Innovation Contest entries!

Caged Pulse Jets

Caged Pulse Jets consists of a large ornate birdcage holds five spinning pulse jet engines of various sizes that create a range of percussive and droning tones. The pulse jets are mounted at various heights within the cage and spin around on their own thrust, sometimes very fast!

Through a completely interactive console interface, the public can create sound compositions by controlling the amount of fuel and spark going to each individual jet. This is all made possible by the use of roller bearings on all the commutators. The two port commutators are spinning at very high speeds, from the thrust of the jet and carry the weight of the jet arm and its components.

Though amazing, Caged Pulse Jets is only one of the many entrants in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out Caged Pulse Jets and other entries at: