Church carillon chiming again

The Sun Journal describes how faculty member Gene Clough fixed an electrical problem with the carillon in Deering Memorial United Methodist Church in South Paris, Maine. When the original manufacturer couldn’t support the 1970s-era system, the church called Bates, and Clough came to the rescue. He created a schematic to understand the equipment, found the defective component and manufactured a new electrical control chassis. A physicist, Clough teaches the first-year seminar “Anatomy of a Few Small Machines,” which teaches students view the products of technology as much more than unknowable “black boxes.” (Original text no longer available)

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