interactive LED sculpture experiment


 
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interactive LED sculpture experiment





In an attempt to get my head around custom lighting electronics, micro-controller board configuration and raspberry pi development, I designed this interactive LED sculpture for the launch of the Steeplejack music label in Melbourne.
 
The sculpture is comprised of addressable RGB strip with custom wiring and soldering to a fadeCandy micro-controller board that is attached to a raspberry pi2. The raspberry pi is running a server that receives pixel information over a wireless network and maps pixel byte data to the addressable LEDs. The pixel information is sent over the network from my laptop via a piece of custom software developed in processing that converts texture data to pixel byte data.
 
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Audio responsive and generative patterns run in TouchDesigner that are piped into the texture->byte data conversion software via the spout texture sharing framework. The TouchDesigner setup is interfaced with via osc and midi for live performance.


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Big thanks to Paul Milne for helping with the construction of the sculpture, and helping figure out a lot of the nitty gritty with the electrical and wiring. Another big thanks to Cale Sexton for letting me steal some of his tunes for the demonstration recording video above.


 
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